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Lunchtime Fire Does Significant Damage to Gwynn Oak Home

By MICHAEL SCHWARTZBERG, Senior Correspondent | May 03, 2021 | MARYLAND

Story No. 050321129

WOODLAWN, MD - Just after 1:30 P.M. on Monday, May 3rd, Baltimore County Fire Department westside units were alerted for a reported house fire in the 6700 block of Longhill Road in Woodlawn (Fire Box 3-15).

While units were responding, Fire Dispatch alerted crews that Baltimore County Police were on scene with smoke and fire showing, and a neighbor was reporting a house was on fire. BCoFD Engine 13 (Westview Career) arrived with heavy fire showing from a two-story single-family house, and firefighters began an aggressive attack.

A working fire dispatch was quickly requested, bringing additional resources to the scene. Interior crews reported a basement fire, with extension to the first and second floors and into the roof. Firefighters briefly encountered water issues and were ordered outside for exterior operations, but soon resumed an interior attack.

The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.