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Date: Apr 18, 2019

Baltimore County police are advising local residents and others about temporary road closures set for Saturday, April 27, 2019 because of the Maryland Hunt Cup Steeplechase.

Beginning at 2 p.m., eastbound traffic will be diverted on Tufton Avenue onto southbound Dover Road. Westbound traffic on Tufton Avenue will be stopped for pedestrians as needed. This will allow race-goers to safely cross Tufton Avenue on foot.

The following roads will be closed from 3 to 6 p.m. during the race and until most of the crowd leaves the temporary parking areas:

  • Worthington Avenue and Tufton Avenue
  • Belmont Avenue and Butler Road
  • Mantua Mill Road and Geist Road
  • Tufton Avenue and Falls Road
  • Dover Road and Tufton Ridge Road

No Parking signs will be posted the night before the race. Parking regulations will be strictly enforced.

Traffic is expected to return to normal by 6 p.m.

Two people were injured and two families comprising six people displaced following an apartment fire this morning in the Wilkens area.

Fire crews were dispatched at 6:26 a.m. to the 4300 block of Alan Drive, 21229, for an apartment fire with rescue. First-arriving units found several people trapped and calling for help from upper-story windows. 

Commanders called for a second alarm at 6:40 a.m. Firefighters aggressively attacked the fire and called it under control at 6:59 a.m.

Crews from Baltimore County career and volunteer stations rescued the trapped residents from a rear bedroom window; the front of the apartment was filled with smoke.

Two young adult women were transported to University of Maryland Medical Center, one with minor injuries and one with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The Red Cross responded to assist with the displaced residents.

Two cats died in the fire.

 BCoPD fire investigators concluded that the fire was accidental and started on a stovetop in one of the upper story apartments.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017