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A 67-year-old man died this afternoon of injuries sustained in a house fire in Middle River.

The victim is Forest Richard Brady of the unit block of Contact Ct., 21220. He lived in the home where the fire occurred.

BCoFD units were dispatched at 12:16 p.m. to the Contact Court address for a dwelling fire with rescue. First- arriving crews found heavy fire and smoke showing from a single-story home.

During a search of the home, firefighters located the victim in the living room -- the room BCoPD fire investigators have identified as the place where the fire started. No one else was in the home at the time of the fire.

Firefighters removed the victim from the home and transferred him to EMS providers. EMS personnel pronounced him deceased at the scene.

The fire was called under control at 12:56 p.m. Firefighters did not find working smoke alarms in the home.

The cause remains under investigation.

Twenty-one people have been displaced from their homes as a result of last night's four-alarm fire in Dundalk.

The fire, which involved four townhomes in the 100 block of Highshire Court, 21222, remains under investigation by BCoPD fire investigators.

Fire officials will conduct a neighborhood "after the fire" walk this evening, October 9, to answer questions from residents about fire safety. Fire personnel will begin the walk around 6 p.m.

BCoFD fire units were dispatched at 10:46 p.m. Tuesday for a working dwelling fire that escalated quickly as fire spread across the rooftops of the townhomes. Commanders subsequently called for second, third and fourth alarms that ultimately brought more than 30 pieces of apparatus to the scene.

Firefighters from Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County responded under mutual aid agreements. BGE and the Maryland Department of the Environment also responded.

First-arriving crews found smoke showing from the front of a townhome and found the rear of the home fully involved.

One civilian was injured and evaluated at the scene , but declined transport to a hospital.

At about 11:07 p.m.,  a "Mayday" was called when a career firefighter fell through the roof. The firefighter self-extricated within minutes and was evaluated by EMS crews at the scene. He was not seriously hurt.

The fire was knocked at 11:29 p.m.

The Red Cross responded to assist the displaced residents.

Last week's 3-alarm fire at Loafers Sports Bar & Grill in Catonsville remains under investigation by Baltimore County Police fire investigators.

The popular restaurant and nightclub suffered significant damage in the August 30 fire; investigators estimated damages at about $1 million.

BCoFD crews were dispatched at 3:59 p.m. to the restaurant, frequently called Loafers Lounge, in the 6500 block of Baltimore National Pike, 21228. A fire marshal from Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services who saw smoke coming from Loafers as he was driving on U.S. 40 called 911.

At about the same time, patrons in the restaurant 3-alarm fire, Loafers Sports Bar & Grillsmelled smoke and alerted an employee. Fire crews found heavy fire when they arrived. A second alarm was called at 4:12 p.m., and a third alarm at 4:49 p.m. Crews moved to defensive operations, fighting the fire from the outside.

BCoPD fire investigators have determined that the fire started in an exterior wall surrounding the second-story staircase. The cause remains under investigation.

Two career and one volunteer firefighter were transported to the hospital for heat exhaustion.

Firefighters rescued 15 goldfish from a large aquarium inside the nightclub.

 
 
 
Revised June 27, 2017