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Two-Alarm Building Fire in Northwest Baltimore

By MICHAEL SCHWARTZBERG, Senior Correspondent | October 18, 2020 | MARYLAND

Story No. 101820101

Baltimore, MD - Shortly after 8:00 A.M. on Sunday, October 18th, Baltimore City Fire Department units were dispatched to a reported fire in a commercial building at West Belvedere Avenue and Reisterstown Road (Fire Box 46-41). 

First-arriving units reported fire showing on sides 'Alpha' and 'Bravo' of a three-story commercial building at the corner and initiated an aggressive attack. Firefighters encountered fire in several areas of the structure, and command requested a Working Fire Dispatch approximately 15 minutes into the call, followed by a special call for an additional truck company and then a second-alarm. 

The fire was brought under control in just under two hours and is being investigated by BCFD's Fire Investigation Bureau.  

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