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GREENBELT, Md. (AP) Several people are injured after a thee-alarm fire broke out at an apartment building in Greenbelt.

Firefighters were called to the Emporium Apartment Building at about 9 a.m. Saturday. Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says firefighters rescued six people who were trapped inside. He says a man and a woman are in critical condition after suffering severe burns to their upper chests and respiratory tracts. Two other adults and two children have been taken to a hospital with minor injuries after jumping from the three-story building to escape.

A firefighter also is being taken to a hospital for burns to his ears.

Brady says the fire started on the second and third floors of the building and spread to the roof.

Information from: WTOP-FM,

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