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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.

The Baltimore County Fire Department’s 106th Recruit Class graduates tonight, December 15, at 7 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Avenue, Towson, 21286.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Fire Chief John J. Hohman will present the certificates to the graduates. The Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Circuit Court, will administer the oath of office and Cantor Nancy Ginsberg will deliver the invocation and benediction.

This recruit class represents diverse backgrounds, including some trained as volunteer firefighters as well as active and retired military. The recruits trained for 19 weeks and will spend the next two years as Probationary Firefighters (PFF). They will continue their training in the field as they apply the skills learned in the classroom.

The following is a list of the recruits and their assignments:

PFF Ian T. Beanland – Station 12/Middle River

PFF John C. Bosley – Station 18/Randallstown

PFF Devin J. Brown – Station 2/Pikesville

PFF Kristin E. Carls – Station 1/Towson

PFF Anand M. Cheliah – Station 5/Halethorpe

PFF Kyle R. Condon – Station 5/Halethorpe

PFF Michael R. Deasel – Station 16/Golden Ring

PFF Anna Patricia E. Estera – Station 13/Westview

PFF Julio K. Fisher – Station 2/Pikesville

PFF Benjamin L. Fowler – Station 11/Hillendale

PFF Adrienne J. Gianesin – Station 15/Eastview

PFF Norberto Guerro – Station 13/Westview

PFF Dwayne L. Jackson – Station 7/Essex

PFF Shane P. Lanham Sr. – Station 5/Halethorpe

PFF Derrick C. McPhearson – Station 16/Golden Ring

PFF Jeffrey R. Milani – Station 4/Catonsville

PFF Sean P. Mitchell – Station 3/Woodlawn

PFF Ivan D. Opher Jr. – Station 3/Woodlawn

PFF Ezequiel Perez – Station 13/Westview

PFF Matthew B. Schultz – Station 4/Catonsville

PFF Carl B. Shipp Jr. – Station 4/Catonsville

PFF Kaitlyn R. Stalnaker – Station 2/Pikesville

PFF Brandon J. Suhre – Station 6/Dundalk

PFF Eric M. Washington – Station 19/Garrison

PFF Jonathon A. Webster – Station 17/Texas

PFF Raymond T. Welker – Station 5/Halethorpe

PFF Adam L. Young – Station 17/Texas

Update, November 6:

This fire was declared under control Thursday at 7:45 p.m.

Three firefighters who suffered minor injuries or illness were treated and released from local hospitals.

Original release:

Baltimore County Fire crews continue fighting a two-alarm fire at a three-story home in the 1000 block of Rolandvue Road in the Ruxton area.

Crews responded at 11:46 a.m. and found the wood shingle home fully involved with fire. Firefighters faced several challenges including steep terrain and the home's balloon construction, a type of construction that uses vertical void spaces without firestops; fires spread more quickly in balloon-frame structures.

No one was in the house when the fire started.

One firefighter who reported feeling ill was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center as a precaution.

Firefighters attempted to go inside the house, but commanders ordered an evacuation because the structure was not safe. Firefighting continued from the outside.

Thirty-six pieces of equipment responded.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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