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Two Baltimore County Police officers and Essex fire crews helped rescue three people from a burning Essex home Tuesday night.

Just before midnight, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a home in the 600 block of South Marlyn Avenue 21221 for a report of a fire. Police units arrived on the scene first and found flames coming from the home.

Engine 71 (Essex) took command quickly determined that occupants may be trapped. The engine crew rescued a 39-year-old woman from a first-floor bedroom; she was treated by BCoFD medic crews at the scene and transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment of burns and smoke inhalation. She remains hospitalized in critical condition.

The two Baltimore County Police officers and a "Good Samaritan" went into the home and evacuated a 39-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man from the basement. The two people assisted by the police officers were not injured.

The two BCoPD officers were transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation. Both were later released.

The incident is under investigation by Baltimore County Police Department fire investigators. The cause of the fire has not been determined and there no evidence of criminal activity at this time.

With the holiday season in full swing, Baltimore County's volunteer fire stations continue to offer an assortment of activities including train gardens, Christmas tree sales and appearances by Santa.

Check for activities at your local company 

Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department
5200 Southwestern Boulevard, Maryland 21227

  • Christmas Train Garden in progress
  • Cookies, Milk and the Polar Express with Santa, December 3, 2016 doors open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Santa's Detail, December 9, 2016 to December 23, 2016
  • All you can Eat Pancake Breakfast with Santa, December 11, 2016, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company
5414 Arcadia Avenue, Maryland 21155

  • Breakfast with Santa, December 3, 2016, 8 to 11 a.m.

Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department
900 Bowleys Quarters Road, Maryland 21220

  • Santa's Ride starts December 2, 2016, 6 p.m.
  • Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Craft Show, December 4, 2016, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Christmas Vendor Bazaar, December 11, 2016, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company
12020 Greenspring Avenue, Maryland 21117

  • Christmas Tree sale in progress 

Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company
11210 York Road, Maryland 21030

  • Winter Wonderland, December 3, 2016, 8 to 11 a.m. full breakfast and beverages, pictures with Santa, crafts and face painting. Call for details. 

Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department
4812 Butler Road, Maryland 21071

  • Breakfast with Santa, December 3, 2016, 8 a.m. to Noon
  • Christmas tree sale in progress 

Hereford Volunteer Fire Company
510 Monkton Road, Maryland 21111

  • Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Bazaar, December 11, 2016, 8 a.m. to noon 

Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company
3500 Sweet Air Road, Maryland 21131

  • Christmas Tree Sale beginning December 2, 2016, 5 p.m.

Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Department
140 Laverne Avenue, Maryland 21227

  • Santa Tour begins December 21, 2016, 6 p.m.

Long Green Volunteer Fire Company
4506 Long Green Road, Maryland 21057

  • Breakfast with Santa, December 10, 2016, 8 to 11 a.m. 

Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company
1609 Bellona Avenue, Maryland 21093

  • Christmas Tree Sale in progress
  • Santa's Ride, see website for schedule

Maryland Line Volunteer Fire Company
21631 York Road, Maryland 21105

  • Santa Run, all day, December 17 and December 18, 2016

Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Company
10401 Owings Mills Boulevard, Maryland 21117

  • Christmas tree sale in progress 

Rockaway Beach Volunteer Fire Company
P.O. Box 34034, Maryland 21221

  • Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Craft Show, December 3, 2016, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Second Annual Community Tree Lighting, December 3, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
  • Santa Claus is coming to town, to be announced. 

Rosedale Volunteer Fire Department
8037 Philadelphia Road, Maryland 21237

  • Christmas tree sale in progress

White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company
5419 Ebenezer Road, Maryland 21162

  • Christmas tree sale in progress

Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company
214 Wise Avenue, Maryland 21222

  • Christmas Train Garden in progress 
  • Breakfast with Santa, December 4, 2016, 8 to 11 a.m.

Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Company
2033 Woodlawn Drive, Maryland 21207

  • Breakfast with Santa, December 17, 2016, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Baltimore County fire crews and Baltimore County police fire investigators remain on the scene of yesterday's massive three-alarm fire at a Baltimore Highlands plastics warehouse.

Photo of fire at Adell Plastics Inc.The fire at Adell Plastics Inc., in the 4500 block of Annapolis Road, 21227, remains under investigation; a cause has not been determined at this time.

The fire continues to burn. As of 1 p.m. today, three fire trucks and four engines remain on scene. County building engineers have ruled the building unsafe, and demolition crews are dismantling the building so firefighters can get to the seat of the fire.

Firefighters will be on the scene throughout the day. Annapolis Road remains closed from Nursery Road to Virginia Avenue.

Fire crews responded to Adell Plastics at 1:07 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a building on fire. All occupants of the building evacuated before crews arrived, and no civilian injuries have been reported. One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion.

Fire at Adell Plastics Inc.The warehouse was filled with cardboard boxes and other unknown material, and the fire quickly escalated. Commanders requested a second alarm at 1:11 p.m. and a third alarm at 1:15 p.m. Heavy black smoke was visible for miles.

The fire caused wall and roof collapses, and firefighters battled the blaze defensively; conditions made it unsafe for firefighters and, later, for investigators to go inside the building. Crews worked through the night, actively fighting the fire.

A focal point of the operation was preventing the fire from spreading to an area where hazardous materials were stored. A fire wall protecting this area proved helpful in in this regard.

About 55 pieces of fire equipment -- including support from Anne Arundel and Howard counties, Baltimore City and BWI -- fought this fire. At least 200 personnel were involved.


Revised September 27, 2016