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Police are investigating ELEVEN fires which broke out in Baltimore within two hours

Police are investigating ELEVEN fires which broke out in Baltimore within two hours – just 24 hours after Trump’s ‘rat-infested mess’ tweets

  • Firefighters were called to Edmondson Village at around 1:30am Monday 
  • Baltimore police department confirmed they remain on the scene investigating 
  • They have not said how the fires started or if arson is suspected in the blazes 
  • On Saturday, Trump called West Baltimore ‘rat and rodent infested’ and ‘filthy’ 
  • He hit out at Rep. Elijah Cummings, who has represented the district since 1996 
  • Images from the scene show devastated homes after the string of fires 
  • A homeowner said her ‘heart was hurting because you took my whole life away’

Police are investigating eleven fires which broke out overnight in homes, a car and trash cans within a one mile radius of each other in Baltimore. 

Firefighters were called to the Edmondson Village area at around 1:30am on Monday morning before reports of ten more blazes across several nearby blocks.  

Baltimore police department told DailyMail.com they ‘remain on the scene assisting the fire department with their investigation’. They have not said how the fires started or if arson is suspected.

The incident comes just 24 hours after Donald Trump called parts of the city ‘a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess’. 

Police are investigating eleven fires which broke out overnight, pictured. Firefighters were called to the Edmondson Village area at around 1:30am on Monday morning but have have not said how the fires started or if arson is suspected

Fire crews were called to several blocks across were the Edmondson Village area. Two fires are said to have occurred in the 500 block of Lyndhurst Avenue to make eleven blazes in total

Fire crews were called to several blocks across were the Edmondson Village area. Two fires are said to have occurred in the 500 block of Lyndhurst Avenue to make eleven blazes in total

Fire spokeswoman Blair Adams told The Baltimore Sun it is unclear if the fires – six in homes, four in trash cans and one in a car – are linked. 

Crews are said to have battled the flames until 3:30am and by 6:30am the police arson unit joined fire investigators at the scene. 

Images from the scene show devastated homes and property after the string of fires broke out in the early hours. 

No injuries were reported and it is said some of the homes were vacant.  

President Donald Trump called West Baltimore 'rat and rodent infested' and 'filthy'

President Donald Trump called West Baltimore ‘rat and rodent infested’ and ‘filthy’

Homeowner Crystal Christian told WBAL she has ‘no idea why somebody would do that to something that’s living in a house’. 

She added: ‘I hope whoever’s doing it, I hope their heart feels good. Because mine don’t, mine is hurting right now because you took my whole life away from me.’ 

Normandy Avenue, Mt. Holly, Lyndhurst, Allendale and Franklin streets and Wildwood Parkway were all said to have been targeted. 

One onlooker shared terrifying footage of his childhood home burning down. 

Trump turned his ire to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Monday as he opened up a third front in his Baltimore battle after the Democrat had in 2015 compared Baltimore to a third world country.  

Sanders criticized Trump in a Sunday morning interview for zeroing in on a majority-black district by calling it rat-infested and hitting out at Rep. Elijah Cummings, who has represented the district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1996. 

‘Crazy Bernie Sanders recently equated the City of Baltimore to a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY! Based on that statement, I assume that Bernie must now be labeled a Racist, just as a Republican would if he used that term and standard!’ he charged. 

Crews are said to have battled the flames until 3:30am and by 6:30am the police arson unit joined fire investigators at the scene. Images from the scene show devastated homes and property after the string of fires broke out in the early hours

Crews are said to have battled the flames until 3:30am and by 6:30am the police arson unit joined fire investigators at the scene. Images from the scene show devastated homes and property after the string of fires broke out in the early hours

No injuries were reported and it is said some of the homes were vacant

No injuries were reported and it is said some of the homes were vacant

Trump further claimed that he’d be happy to assist leaders of the urban area clean the city up, if they requested his assistance.

‘The fact is, Baltimore can be brought back, maybe even to new heights of success and glory, but not with King Elijah and that crew. When the leaders of Baltimore want to see the City rise again, I am in a very beautiful oval shaped office waiting for your call! he tweeted.

Trump’s attack on Sanders was part of a third day of rage against Cummings, whom he’s feuding with over border security. 

 DailyMail.com has contact Baltimore City fire department for comment.  

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