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Woodlawn, MD - December 28, 2009 - Shortly after 1 a.m. Monday December 28, Baltimore County, MD fire crews responded to Fire Box 33-09 for a dwelling fire reported at 5227 Pembroke Avenue in Woodlawn. A Baltimore County 4th Precinct police unit reported heavy smoke in the area, and found the house with heavy smoke showing. BCoFD Engine 3 (Woodlawn career) found heavy smoke and fire showing from a 2-story house and a working fire assignment was requested. Firefighters encountered a basement fire with extension, and stretched several lines in an attempt to knock down the fire. While Engine 3 stretched a line through the front door, BCoFD Engine 13 (Westview career) completed the water supply and ran a second attack line to the basement access on Side Charlie. As firefighters were making fire attack, conducting searches and performing ventilation, the home's gas main ignited, and command ordered firefighters to evacuate. An exterior attack was utilized to knock down the fire before reentering.

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