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Townhouse Fire with Extension in Pikesville

By MICHAEL SCHWARTZBERG, Senior Correspondent | March 13, 2021 | MARYLAND

Story No. 031321106

Pikesville, MD - Shortly before 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 13th, westside Baltimore County fire units responded to Fire Box 2-27, with a caller to 9-1-1 reporting a chimney fire and possible roof on fire at a townhouse on Raisin Tree Circle.

Units arriving initially reported nothing was evident, but heavy smoke and fire was quickly showing from the roof. Baltimore County Fire Department Engine 2 declared a Working Fire and engine crews initiated fire attack. Firefighters from Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Tower 323 spilt up, with some performing searches and ventilation efforts and others opening up the roof.

Crews from BCoFD Engines 3, 18 and 19 assisted with laying additional lines and extinguishing the fire. The fire extended to an adjoining townhouse, but most of the fire was contained to the attic area of both dwellings. Firefighters did extensive overhaul and were on scene for about two hours. No injuries were reported.

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