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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.

The Baltimore County Police Department has scheduled two Basketball Clinics for Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20. Kids from ages 8 to 17 are invited to these clinics that are hosted by the Wilkens Precinct.

Walk-in registration begins at 8 a.m. in the gym at Leadership Through Athletics, located at 2900 Hammonds Ferry Road, Halethorpe 21227. The clinic begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. There will be pizza, snacks, water and Gatorade for the young athletes.

The officers will offer their skills and know-how to the kids on the court. They will learn teamwork. As they shoot the hoops, they will see the officers as people, not just someone with a badge and uniform. The person on the court is not just the officer in the neighborhood, but someone to trust in a time of trouble. They will see a person like them. Our officers are great role models.

Download and submit the registration and waiver form (PDF) to participate in the basketball clinic.

Bring your friends. There is nothing like a good game of “b-ball” with friends from your neighborhood!

View video from the spring 2018 Basketball Clinic.

Hope to see you there!

Gertdell Granter (71) of the 600 block of Wildwood Parkway, 21229 was pronounced deceased at the scene of a crash on Baltimore National Pike on Thursday, May 24.

Ms. Granter was traveling westbound on Baltimore National Pike near Saint Agnes Lane around 1:22 p.m. when she attempted to make a left turn into Catonsville Shopping Center in the 5400 block of Baltimore National Pike. As she was crossing the eastbound traffic lanes her 2005 Honda Civic was struck by a 2017 Infiniti Q60s traveling eastbound. Two passengers from the Infiniti were also transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team continues their investigation into this crash.

Revised June 27, 2017