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Date: Feb 23, 2016

Twelve adults and 16 children were forced from their homes following a two-alarm apartment fire this morning in the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle in Precinct 1/Wilkens.

BCoFD crews were dispatched at 3:09 a.m.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators determined that the fire was accidental and began when grease on a stovetop caught fire.

One child was transported with non-lifethreatening injuries to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

About 25 pieces of fire equipment responded to this fire.

Maryland is one of 22 states scheduled to participate tomorrow, February 24, in a national test of the Emergency Alert System. The test is scheduled to occur at 2:20 p.m. (Eastern).

The test will assess readiness for distribution of national emergency messages. County residents may hear and see the following on participating radio and television stations: "This is a national test of the Emergency Alert System. This is only a test."

The test is conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Additional information about the Public Alert and warning System and Wireless Emergency Alerts is available through FEMA or

Revised June 27, 2017