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Baltimore County will make water available beginning at 1 p.m. today to Dundalk residents who have lost their water due to a break in a six-inch main.

The water -- provided free of charge by the Department of Health and Human Services and in cooperation with the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management -- will be distributed at the Dundalk Fire Station, 2815 Sollers Point Rd., 21222. Residents should enter the station via the Dunmanway entrance. 

Baltimore City reported the water main break yesterday at 215 St. Helena Ave. About 120 customers are affected and without water. 

The emergency water is provided in bags and will be distributed until further notice. 

Emergency Management officials have begun distributing potable water to residents affected by the water main break on Wilson Point Road; the distribution will continue until 7:30 p.m.

There is no charge.

The distribution station is the Middle River Fire Station #12, 609 Compass Rd., 21220.

***Please note: This is the career fire station -- not the Middle River Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co.

The water distribution is organized in cooperation with Baltimore County's Department of Health and Human Services.

Baltimore City, which is responsible for the municipal water system, reports that a 12-inch main is broken at Wilson Point Road and Alder Drive.

 

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A fire that began early this morning destroyed a large home in the Phoenix area.

BCoFD crews were dispatched at 1:57 a.m. to the unit block of Glenberry Court, 21131,  where first-arriving units found a large home fully involved with fire. Crews determined that all occupants of the home were accounted for and moved immediately to defensive operations, fighting the fire from the outside.

Because the rural areas of Baltimore County are not served by hydrants, tanker strike teams were dispatched to bring water. This is a standard firefighting procedure for significant fires in rural areas. Commanders noted that this fire was so large and advanced when units arrived that the home likely would have been destroyed even if it had been located in an area served by hydrants.

Several collapses occurred during firefighting operations as the fire structurally damaged the home. A 500-gallon oil tank was located inside the home and required mitigation.

A brush fire that ignited as a result of the dwelling fire was quickly extinguished by fire crews.

No firefighters were injured.

One resident of the home, a man, was transported to a local hospital for injuries believed to be non life-threatening.

The cause of this fire remains under investigation by Baltimore County Police fire investigators.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017