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Media Release: Just after 4:25 PM on August 25, 2020, firefighters and paramedics from Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) and the Baltimore County Fire Department responded to the 6300 block of Green Field Road for a report of a balcony fire. Upon arrival, crews found a fully involved 3 story garden-style apartment building with heavy smoke and fire showing from the rear of the structure. All residents safely evacuated the structure prior to HCDFRS arrival.
Immediately, HCDFRS began to get the fire under control but the fire quickly reached the roof and all personnel evacuated the structure and pivoted to a defensive strategy putting water on the fire from the outside. While still actively fighting the fire, HCDFRS successfully rescued 1 cat and 1 guinea pig and supported their breathing with Pet Oxygen Masks. To our knowledge, they are both in good health.
The fire took approximately 2 hours to extinguish and there were no fire department injuries. One resident was evaluated for smoke inhalation but refused transport. Approximately 15 residents have been displaced and 12 condos have been posted.
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