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House Fire on Shabbos in Garrison

By MICHAEL SCHWARTZBERG, Senior Correspondent | July 10, 2020 | MARYLAND

Story No. 071020113

Shortly after 9 pm on Friday night, July 10, Baltimore County Fire Dispatch alerted westside units for Fire Box 19-9, reporting a fire in a house in the 9000 block of Purdy Lane.  First-arriving BCoFD Engine 19 from the Garrison station laid a supply line at the intersection of McDonogh Rd & Purdy Lane and upon arrival reported heavy smoke showing from a 2-story single family house.  Crews from engines 19, 2 and 18 and Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Tower 323 made an aggressive interior attack, knocked down the fire in the basement and ventilated the structure.  The home's occupant reported the fire started when a Shabbos candle fell over in the basement.

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