Shortly after 2:30am on Monday, March 24, Baltimore County firefighters were alerted to respond to a reported fire at Springhouse Assisted Living, in the 8900 block of Reisterstown Road (Fire Box 19-11). BCoFD Engine 19 (Garrison career) arrived with a three-story U-Shaped complex with nothing showing. As BCoFD Engine 2 (Pikesville career) and Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Tower 323 arrived and positioned on the Alpha-Delta corner, Engine 2 found fire showing from a room on the 3rd Floor. Crews from engines 2, 19, 3, and 18 worked on fire attack as firefighters from PVFC Squad 322 threw ground ladders and assisted firefighters from Tower 323 and Truck 313 (Owings Mills volunteers) with primary and secondary searches and removing elderly residents from apartments on the wing next to the apartment involved. The call was escalated to a 2nd alarm due to the type of occupancy and early-morning hour. Firefighters held the fire to the original apartment with smoke throughout the 3rd floor.