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.
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.