– photo courtesy of Baltimore County Volunteer Firefighters Association-
A two-alarm fire in was reported in Dundalk by the Baltimore County Volunteer Firefighters Association overnight.
The fire took place in the 1800 block of Church Road on Tuesday morning after midnight. Multiple row houses were seen on fire.
Fire crews were sent to the 7800 block of Harold Road at 12:38 a.m. First-arriving firefighters found an end-of-group row house well involved in fire, with the fire spreading along the roofline to adjoining homes. Firefighters assisted several people from the homes.
Commanders called for a second alarm, bringing additional resources.
Investigators and firefighters found that the fire began on the rear porch (deck) of a unit in the 1800 block of Church Road. The fire spread quickly, eventually involving three homes, a shed and four automobiles parked in the back yards of the affected homes.
There was a reported rescue of a person trapped on the second floor.
Five people — four adults and a juvenile — were transported to local hospitals early this morning due to injuries sustained in a two-alarm Dundalk rowhouse fire that involved three dwellings. All patients were transported due to smoke inhalation and are expected to survive.
The investigation of the cause of the fire is ongoing. The State Fire Marshal’s K-9 unit responded to conduct a search for accelerant use at the origin of this fire; no evidence has been found that accelerants were used.
About 35 fire units responded to this scene. The fire was called under control at 1:11 a.m.