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Baltimore’s vacant homes burn at twice the national rate, but gaps in records, systems limit what firefighters know before going inside

June 16, 2022
Building in Flames

It’s particularly important that firefighters have the full picture before entering vacant buildings in Baltimore, which experiences two times as many fires in vacant homes as other areas across the country, according to a Sun data analysis and a 2018 study from the National Fire Protection Association. More than 12% of Baltimore’s structure fires are in vacant properties.

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