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Latest News: Apartment Fire in Columbia, Several Residents Displaced

Columbia, MD - Just before 7 PM on Sunday, May 31, 2020 firefighters and paramedics from Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) were dispatched to the 11300 block of Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia for multiple reports of a multi-family occupancy fire. Crews arrived to find fire showing from the 3 balconies on the rear of the structure. The fire was upgraded to a second alarm. All residents safely evacuated prior to HCDFRS arrival. Six patients were evaluated by paramedics, one patient was transported to Bayview for minor burns to the hand, and 5 Patients refused transport.


The fire took 50 minutes to control and was completely extinguished a short time later. 24 units obtained either fire, smoke, and/or water damage. The fire also burned through the roof. The American Red Cross is assisting families who were displaced. The HCDFRS Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating this incident.

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