Created 4-Sep-12
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Cockeysville, MD - Dec. 6, 2010 - Shortly after 5 a.m. Monday, December 6, 2010, Baltimore County firefighters were dispatched to a reported furnace fire at 16 Warren Lodge Court in Cockeysville (Fire Box 17-19) at the Warren Lodge Condominiums. First-arriving BCoFD Engine 17 (Texas career station) reported heavy smoke showing from a 3-story garden apartment building and quickly requested a second alarm response, bringing PVFC Tower 323 and additional units to the scene. Flames quickly vented through the roof and out multiple windows of the building. Due to the intense fire and worsening conditions, the incident commander ordered defensive operations. Firefighters laid multiple supply and attack hoselines, and used master streams from multiple ladder trucks to battle the fire. Tower 323 operated on Side Charlie (rear of the building) with an engine from Hereford Volunteer Fire Company. Baltimore County's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Red Cross responded to the scene, helping make arrangements for 10 families who were displaced. Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company firefighter David Crumbie -- who is employed as a fire apparatus driver/operator with the BCoFD Hillendale fire station -- lives near 16 Warren Lodge Court and was awakened by his pager to the reported fire. He got out of bed and joined another neighbor in rousing people who were asleep in the burning building. Everyone safely evacuated, and no injuries were reported. The fire is under investigation by the BCoFD Fire Investigation Division.

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