Firefighters kept busy by rash of fires No major injuries result from Baltimore Co. blazes

July 22, 1998|By Lisa Respers | Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF

A rash of fires throughout Baltimore County yesterday caused no major injuries but kept emergency personnel and firefighters out in the heat battling blazes for much of the day.

The first took place at about 5 a.m., when a fire was discovered at the MicroMachining warehouse in the 6700 block of Dogwood Road. The fire, which is believed to have begun on the second floor, was quickly brought under control.

Shortly before 10 a.m., firefighters responded to a small classroom fire at Kenwood High School, 501 Stemmers Run Road. Jeff Dearing, age unknown, was working at the school at the time of the fire and was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was treated for smoke inhalation and released.

Another fire took place shortly before 1 p.m. in an apartment laundry room at Ner Israel Rabbinical College in the 400 block of Yeshiva Lane. The blaze caused extensive smoke and water damage to neighboring apartments.

About the same time, a fire believed to have started in a garage spread to the living area of a house in the 2200 block of Monkton Road, causing extensive damage. Officials said water had to be brought in to battle the fire because no hydrants were nearby.

Also, a basement fire shortly after 1 p.m. in a split-level home in the 200 block of Strathdon Way in Lutherville caused severe smoke damage and took about 30 minutes to bring under control.

Battalion Chief Mark Hubbard, spokesman for the Baltimore nTC County Fire Department, said all of the fires were being investigated. Damage estimates were pending as of yesterday evening.

Pub Date: 7/22/98

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