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Two men have died in fires since Friday, one in Middle River and another in Parkville.

2600 block E. Putty Hill Ave.

Yesterday, David Meredith Smith, 56, of the 2600 block of E. Putty Hill Ave., Parkville, died of injuries sustained in an apartment fire at the same address.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators have ruled the fire accidental, with careless smoking as the cause.

Baltimore County Fire Department crews were dispatched to this fire at 4:07 p.m. The fire originated in the victim's bedroom -- on the third floor of the garden-style apartment building -- and was mostly contained to that unit.

Fire crews located the victim, administered medical care and transported him to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.

10000 block of Crane Lane

Howard Francis Holehan, 67, of the 10000 block of Crane Lane, Middle River, 21220, died January 27 of injuries sustained in a one-alarm fire at his home. Baltimore County Police fire investigators have ruled the fire accidental, caused by careless use of smoking materials.

Fire Department crews responded to the Crane Lane home at about 5:35 p.m. The victim, who is disabled, was declared deceased at the scene. No one else was in the home at the time of the fire.

Two children were seriously injured this afternoon in an apartment fire in the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle in the Lansdowne area (21227).

The children's ages are believed to be six and 10. One was transported to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, the other to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Both were transported by Baltimore County Fire Department medical personnel as Priority 1 patients.

Fire crews were dispatched at 1:26 p.m.; commanders called a second alarm at 1:32 p.m. Engine crews quickly located the two children inside the home, and personnel from Truck 5 (Halethorpe) rescued them.

About 12 families were displaced by this fire. The Red Cross was notified to assist.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Baltimore County Police fire investigators.

About 40 pieces of fire equipment responded to this call.

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.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016