Created 26-Jul-16
Modified 26-Jul-16
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Shortly before 10 p.m. on July 26, 2016, Baltimore County 911 received a phone call reporting a fire in a house at 816 Smoke Tree Road before the caller hung up. BCoFD Engine 2 and Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Engine 321 and Tower 323 were dispatched. While those units were enroute, additional information was received reporting a kitchen fire at the location, and a full fire box assignment was dispatched, bringing PVFC Squad 322 and other units. Engine 2 arrived with heavy fire showing from a 2-story house and immediately requested a Working Fire Dispatch. Firefighters encountered heavy fire and smoke conditions in the house and made an aggressive attack to quickly knock the fire. The cause and origin are under investigation by the Fire Investigation Bureau, and the American Red Cross was requested to assist with several displaced people.

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