Burst sprinkler damages Hampstead townhouse

May 24, 1994

Firefighters from Hampstead and Arcadia, in Baltimore County, responded to a water emergency in a townhouse in the 4800 block of Hillock Lane, in the Roberts Field community of Hampstead, at 6 p.m. Saturday.

A sprinkler pipe in the attic had split and the water pressure created a hole in the ceiling of a bedroom.

The residents were not at home at the time and the incident was discovered by a neighbor.

Units were out for 35 minutes.

A similar incident had occurred in the same block at 6:34 p.m. Thursday.

That incident resulted in extensive damage to another townhouse, fire officials said.

Fire and county officials are investigating to determine the cause of the water line breaks.


* Hampstead: Hampstead, Manchester and Arcadia of Baltimore County responded to a house fire in the 2000 block of Hanover Pike at 3:31 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 27 minutes.

Hampstead and Arcadia investigated a fire alarm in a building in the 4100 block of Lower Beckleysville Road at 2:47 p.m. Saturday. Units were out for nine minutes.

* Manchester: Manchester responded for a brush fire in the 3300 block of Christmas Tree Lane at 6:49 a.m. Monday. Units were out for 18 minutes.

Manchester, Hampstead and Lineboro were dispatched to a house fire in the 2400 block of Hanover Pike at 9:09 p.m. Saturday. Units were out for 30 minutes.

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