Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., was at work, specifically the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on Amtrak safety Tuesday morning, when he found out about the fire at his house in Baltimore.
“Thankfully, no one was home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. I am grateful to all of those who have expressed their concern,” Cummings said in a release.
The fire started on the third floor, and was extinguished 15 minutes after first responders arrived. The Baltimore Fire Department is investigating the cause.
The news was originally reported by WBAL news radio.
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