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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.

Maryland State Police have charged a probationary Baltimore County Police officer with reckless endangerment following a firearms incident yesterday in Harford County.

Stephen W. Ehatt, 25, of Perry Hall was released on his own recognizance. Assigned to the Towson precinct, he has been placed on administrative duties and suspended with pay.

Ehatt and a friend (also charged with reckless endangerment) were legally shooting firearms in a wooded area along Philadelphia and Edgewood roads at about 11 a.m. when they inadvertently shot in an unsafe direction. A bullet struck a vehicle driving along Edgewood Road. No one was injured. 

The weapons recovered by MSP were legally owned.

Questions about this case should be referred to MSP.

One man has been charged following a fight that shattered a window at a York Road Subway store in Precinct 6/Towson early Saturday morning.

Police have charged 26-year-old Jonathan Tyler Pugh of the 200 block of West Seminary Avenue 21093, with disorderly conduct, destruction of property and disturbing the peace. He was released on his own recognizance.

At 1:49 a.m., an officer on foot patrol observed a fight involving two men at Subway store in the 400 block of York Rd 21286. The officer saw Pugh pushing the other man through the Subway's glass window. The officer saw the men hit a table that subsequently hit the window, breaking it.

The fight was captured on a citizen's cell phone video and has been widely circulated.

The officer helped the man that he believed to be the victim from the window and took Pugh into custody. The man who was not arrested was uncooperative and left the scene before his identity could be verified. As a result of the video and other investigation, additional charges may be pending against one or both men.

Both participants received minor injuries during the fight. Both declined transportation to a medical facility.

Booking Photo of Jonathan Tyler Pugh

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