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Vacant House Fire in Pikesville

By MICHAEL SCHWARTZBERG, Senior Correspondent | March 24, 2021 | MARYLAND

Story No. 032421110

PIKESVILLE, MD - Shortly after 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 24th, Baltimore County westside fire units were alerted for Fire Box 2-24, with a caller to 911 reporting black and gray smoke coming from a house in the 4300 block of Bedford Road. 

First-arriving Baltimore County Fire Department Engine 2 reported smoke showing from a one-and-a-half story house several hundred feet down a long driveway at the old Pahl's Farm property and laid a supply line. Additional units arrived soon thereafter, including Pikesville Volunteer Fire Co. Engine 321, Squad 322 and Tower 323. 

Crews made access to the house, which appears to have been abandoned and partially boarded-up, and found several fires inside the structure, with heavy smoke in the basement and fire on side 'Charlie' reported by BCoFD Engine 3's crew. Firefighters brought the fire under control in about an hour. No injuries were reported and Baltimore County fire investigators were called to the scene.

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