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Keyword: two-alarm fire

Five civilians and a career firefighter were transported to hospitals following an early morning, two-alarm apartment fire in Randallstown.

Three civilians were transported to Sinai Hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries. Two civilians were transported to Sinai with minor injuries.

The  BCoFD firefighter was transported to Northwest Hospital with minor injuries.

At least 40 people were displaced from their homes.

Crews were dispatched at 2:16 a.m. to the 3400 block of Barry Paul Rd., 21133, where Engine 18 (Randallstown) arrived to find the apartment building fully involved, with fire through the roof. Commanders quickly called for a second alarm and searched the building to make sure no one was trapped. 

Firefighters moved to defensive operations at 3:07 a.m., fighting the fire from the outside. Crews knocked the fire at 3:33 a.m. 

About 30 pieces of equipment responded to this incident. 

The cause remains under investigation by BCoPD fire investigators.

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.

Debris and smoke scarred over a large area following the second home explosion in two days, this one in Woodlawn.Update: December 6,  10:45 a.m.

An investigation of this fire and explosion by Baltimore County Police fire investigators is ongoing. At this preliminary stage of the investigation, there are no obvious signs of arson.

The two homes on either side of the house that blew up were rendered uninhabitable. One of these homes suffered fire damage, the other structural damage from the blast. Several other homes were damaged less severely.

Fire crews estimate that 10 adults and three children were displaced as a result of this incident. The Red Cross responded to assist.

No injuries have been reported.

Original release:

Baltimore County Fire crews today responded to the second home explosion in two days when a single-family residence in a Woodlawn neighborhood blew up at 2:12 p.m.

This explosion, in the 7400 block of Remoor Road, 21207, was stronger than yesterday's incident in Baltimore Highlands. That explosion, in the 2800 block of Virginia Ave. 21227, heavily damaged a home and seriously injured one person.

Today's explosion caused no injuries -- no one was inside the house when it exploded -- but it destroyed one home, damaged at least five others and caused a two-alarm fire. The two homes adjacent to the house destroyed by the explosion were the most seriously damaged -- one by fire, the other from the force of the explosion.

An investigation by Baltimore County Police fire investigators is under way. BGE responded to the scene.

BCoFD crews asked residents to shelter in place while they checked other homes on the block for structural damage and the presence of any dangerous gases.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017