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Date: Mar 8, 2017

 A two-alarm fire that began just before midnight last night heavily damaged the Jeppi Nut & Candy Company in Lutherville.

Baltimore County fire crews were dispatched at 11:58 p.m. Tuesday to the unit block of W. Aylesbury Rd., 21093, where firefighters reported smoke showing from the one-story warehouse. The fire escalated to two alarms and caused heavy damage to the Jeppi building.

Adjacent structures suffered water damage.

No one was inside the building at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators have not determined a cause at this time. The fire remains under investigation.

Baltimore County firefighters remind residents to check the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when Daylight Saving Time returns this Sunday, March 12.

Firefighters across the nation suggest that residents check alarm batteries twice a year – in the spring and fall, at the same time we reset our clocks. This year, we "spring forward" to Daylight Saving Time at 2 a.m., Sunday, March 12.

Smoke alarms are the single most important means of preventing house and apartment fire death. They provide an early warning signal if there is a fire so you can escape. Most hardware and home supply stores carry them.

Deadly Odorless Gas

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly odorless, invisible gas produced by fuel-burning appliances. High levels of CO can kill within hours. CO detectors sound an alarm when levels of the gas rise so you can get out of the house, call 911 and discover the source of the problem – before someone becomes ill. Every home should be equipped with CO detectors.

For detailed information, see the Baltimore County Fire Department's fact sheets on their website under Fire and Life Safety.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017