Rowhome collapse kills 3 firefighters, critically injures 4th in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Three Baltimore firefighters died and a fourth was seriously injured after a partial collapse at a vacant rowhome fire on Monday.

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“Today, Baltimore has lost three of the bravest among us: Lt. Paul Butrim, firefighter/paramedic Kelsey Sadler and EMT/firefighter Kenny Lacayo. All made the ultimate sacrifice. For that, Baltimore owes them the deepest gratitude and respect,” Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said in a statement released late Monday afternoon.

One of the fallen firefighters was declared dead on the scene, while two others died a short while later at an area hospital, The Baltimore Sun reported.

Firefighter/EMT John McMaster remains in critical but stable condition, officials confirmed to WBAL-TV.