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A 66-year-old woman died Saturday evening in a one-alarm fire at her Rosedale townhome.

Rosa Mae Mason, of the unit block of King Charles Circle, died at the scene. The victim's son told police he heard her calling from her upstairs bedroom and tried to get her out of the middle-of-group townhouse, but he was unable to do so due to heavy smoke and rapidly spreading fire.

Baltimore County fire crews responded to the King Charles Circle address at about 7 p.m. First-arriving units found heavy smoke showing from the home. Some 17 pieces of equipment fought this fire. Fire personnel brought it under control in about 35 minutes.

The son, 36, who also lived at the King Charles Circle address, was evaluated at the scene but was not transported. One firefighter from White Marsh Volunteer Fire Co. was transported to the MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center with non-lifethreatening injuries.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators have not determined a cause for the fire but have confirmed that it was not deliberately set.

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.

Baltimore County Fire Department tactical rescue experts Sunday evening rescued an 11-year-old boy who had fallen into a well on the grounds of a Rosedale McDonald's.BCoFD crews rescue boy from 35' well.

Crews from Texas Station #17, home of the BCoFD's tactical unit, and confined space teams from Pikesville and Bowleys Quarters volunteer fire companies were among the units dispatched at 6:39 p.m. to the 6300 block of Kenwood Avenue.

Two 11-year-old boys had been playing outside the McDonald's when they fell into a 36-inch, stone-lined opening that was covered with landscape fabric and mulch. One of the boys started to fall into the hole but was able to get out before he fell in completely; he called for help. The other boy was stuck 30 to 45 feet below the surface.

Crews from Station 17's Tower 17 used a rope system to lower a firefighter into the hole, where he was able to reach the boy and secure him to a harness. At 7:15 p.m., rescue crews lifted both the boy and the firefighter to safety.

Both boys were transported to Johns Hopkins Children's Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The hole appears to be an old well and is the property of McDonald's. This morning, Baltimore County Public Works crews covered it with a steel plate for safety.

A firefighter from Tower 17 brings up the boy who fell into this well.

 
 

Revised April 6, 2016