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House Fire on Winters Lane in Catonsville

Baltimore County, Maryland (August 20, 2013) – Four Catonsville residents were displaced as a result of a three-alarm dwelling fire early this morning.

Fire personnel were dispatched at 1:13 a.m. to the unit block of Winters Lane for a report of a deck fire. Catonsville's Engine 41 arrived to find the dwelling – a duplex divided into four apartments – well involved.

At 1:18 a.m., fire commanders called for a second alarm of equipment; a third alarm was requested at 2:01 a.m.

All four occupants of the building – two adults and two children – got out on their own. One occupant, an adult female, suffered a minor burn and was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center.

A firefighter from the Violetville Volunteer Fire Company suffered a minor injury and was treated at the scene.

An investigation by Baltimore County Fire Department fire investigators is ongoing. Investigators estimate fire damages at $250,000.