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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.

A 31-year-old man was killed in an industrial accident this morning in the unit block of Schilling Rd., 21030.  Michael David Zeller, of the 800 block of Creek Rd., 21221, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from the Baltimore County Fire Department.

At 8:30 this morning, a medic unit from the Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company was alerted for a fall subject.  The location of the incident is a building which is currently under renovation.  Upon arrival, the medic crew found a single patient who was trapped in an elevator shaft.  Preliminary information indicates that the patient may have fallen approximately 20 feet and became trapped between a wall and the counter-weight from one of the elevators.

Crews immediately requested additional resources for a confined space rescue, including the Urban Search and Rescue Team from Texas Station #17.  Within fifteen minutes of the medic unit's arrival, the patient was extricated.  Zeller was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were no other injuries as a result of this incident.

The Baltimore County Police Department, along with Maryland Occupational Safety and Health, continue to investigate.

Two Baltimore County Police officers and Essex fire crews helped rescue three people from a burning Essex home Tuesday night.

Just before midnight, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a home in the 600 block of South Marlyn Avenue 21221 for a report of a fire. Police units arrived on the scene first and found flames coming from the home.

Engine 71 (Essex) took command quickly determined that occupants may be trapped. The engine crew rescued a 39-year-old woman from a first-floor bedroom; she was treated by BCoFD medic crews at the scene and transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment of burns and smoke inhalation. She remains hospitalized in critical condition.

The two Baltimore County Police officers and a "Good Samaritan" went into the home and evacuated a 39-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man from the basement. The two people assisted by the police officers were not injured.

The two BCoPD officers were transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation. Both were later released.

The incident is under investigation by Baltimore County Police Department fire investigators. The cause of the fire has not been determined and there no evidence of criminal activity at this time.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017