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Last night's three-alarm fire at a Pikesville high rise apartment building remains under investigation by Baltimore County Police fire investigators.

Two people were transported to local hospitals with non life-threatening injuries sustained in this fire, and an estimated eight to 10 people were displaced from their apartments. The fire rendered five units uninhabitable.

County fire crews were dispatched to the 100 block of Slade Avenue at 10:09 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a fire in a six-story apartment building. The Pikesville Fire Station's Engine 2 was first on the scene, finding many residents in the building and smoke showing. Commanders called for a second alarm at 10:14 p.m. A third alarm was called at 10:46 p.m.

Firefighters helped several residents shelter in place on balconies until truck companies were able to rescue them. Companies involved in the rescues included Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Co., Westview Fire Station and Randallstown Fire Station.

A Maryland Transit Adminstration bus was dispatched to provide shelter for residents evacuated during this operation. After the fire was brought under control and after firefighters tested the air to make sure the smoke had cleared enough to be safe, all residents (except those living in the five units rendered uninhabitable) were able to return to their homes.

About 35 pieces of career and volunteer equipment responded to this fire.

Twelve adults and 16 children were forced from their homes following a two-alarm apartment fire this morning in the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle in Precinct 1/Wilkens.

BCoFD crews were dispatched at 3:09 a.m.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators determined that the fire was accidental and began when grease on a stovetop caught fire.

One child was transported with non-lifethreatening injuries to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

About 25 pieces of fire equipment responded to this fire.

Twenty people -- 17 adults and three children -- have been forced from their homes as a result of a two-alarm fire this morning at an garden apartment complex in Fullerton.

Fire crews were dispatched at 5:27 a.m. to the unit block of Leatherwood Place. First responders arrived to find flames coming from the back of the complex. Fullerton's Truck 8, the first unit on scene, quickly requested a second alarm.

No injuries were reported to firefighters or civilians. All occupants got out of the complex on their own. The Red Cross assisted with accomodations for the displaced residents.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators have not yet determined a cause; the fire remains under investigation.

More than 30 pieces of fire equipment responded to this incident.

 
 

Revised April 6, 2016