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Fire Erupts in Pikesville Apartment Building During Summer Storm

By MICHAEL SCHWARTZBERG, Senior Correspondent | June 20, 2020 | MARYLAND

Story No. 062020103

Pikesville, MD - Around 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 20th, during a summer storm, Baltimore County westside fire units were alerted for Fire Box 19-5, reporting smoke from an apartment building at Green Tree Rd. & Barbican Way in Pikesville. With BCoFD Engine 19 on another call, BCoFD Engine 2 was the first-arriving engine, and reported they were investigating possible smoke showing from the roof. Engine 2's crew found a small fire in the attic of a three-story building at 33 Barbican Way and were able to extinguish the fire before it spread. Additional crews assisted with throwing ladders, searching the building, helping residents evacuate and ventilating the structure. A lightning strike is believed to have caused the fire.

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