Five families displaced in two fires caused by electrical short-circuits Glen Burnie, Brooklyn Park apartments burn

February 09, 1997|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

Two fires that caused extensive damage to apartments in Brooklyn Park and Glen Burnie and left five families displaced Thursday were caused by electrical short-circuits in the walls, fire officials said yesterday.

Fire spread through the roof of an apartment building in the 7800 block of Americana Circle, Glen Burnie, shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday and caused $250,000 in damage.

Firefighters had to tear a hole in the roof to douse the blaze. An unidentified woman was taken to North Arundel Hospital complaining of back pain, but no one was injured in the fire, officials said.

Two hours later, fire broke out in an apartment in the 200 block of 4th Ave. in Brooklyn Park. It took firefighters more than an hour to put out that two-alarm blaze.

No one was injured in the Brooklyn Park fire, which caused $25,000 in damage. The fire was contained within a first-floor apartment, officials said.

Pub Date: 2/09/97

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