PARKVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Authorities say two civilians and one firefighter suffered minor injuries during a four-alarm fire at a Parkville area apartment complex.

Baltimore Fire County Department spokesman John Cromwell says the fire spread through two adjacent three-story apartment buildings. Two other buildings were evacuated as a precaution, but those residents are being allowed to return.

Cromwell says the fire was reported shortly after 1 a.m. on Spindrift Circle. Firefighters were still looking for hot spots more than four hours later.

Cromwell says the two injured civilians were taken to area hospitals. He says the firefighter was hurt in a fall on some ice and was taken to an area hospital.

Residents of the damaged buildings are being housed in vacant apartments and in area hotels.

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Baltimore County, MD firefighters battle a 4-alarm apartment fire on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 6 Spindrift Court in Parkville at The Berkshires at Satyr Hill Apartments. BCoFD Engine 10 was first and immediately requested a second alarm, reporting heavy fire in a three-story garden apartment building.

The fire quickly spread to attached similar exposures and command requested a third alarm, followed by a fourth alarm. Several civilians and firefighters were transported to area hospitals.

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