Two injured in three-alarm fire in Laurel apartment

Howard County officials seeking cause

May 31, 2010|By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun

Two adults were injured in a three-alarm fire that broke out early Monday at a Laurel apartment building, according to the Howard County Fire Department.

One person was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; the other to Laurel Regional Hospital. Fire officials said in a statement that neither victim suffered serious injuries; their names and ages were not divulged.

Battalion Chief Eric Proctor said in a statement that firefighters were called to the apartment in the 9100 block of Blues Alley about 5:30 a.m. and had the blaze placed under control within 45 minutes. About 20 residents were displaced and were helped by the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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