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.