Four-Alarmer Engulfs Maryland Hotel, Hurts Three

CATONSVILLE, Md. --

A four-alarm fire ignited late Saturday at a hotel in Baltimore County, injuring three people and displacing about 150 guests.

WBAL-TV 11 News reporter Sheldon Dutes said firefighters were called to the Days Inn at 5801 Baltimore National Pike near the beltway. Ladders were extended to the top floor of the hotel late in the evening.

Baltimore County emergency management official Jay Ringgold told 11 News that firefighters were called to the hotel shortly before 8:15 p.m. Saturday as fire and smoke billowed from the building. By 11 p.m., firefighters were still working to extinguish the fire, Ringgold said.

The origin of the fire remained undetermined and a cause would remain under investigation.

Ringgold told 11 News that two people were taken to Northwest Hospital for smoke inhalation, and a firefighter was treated for a minor unspecified injury.

Ringgold said the hotel's management was working to help relocate the guests who were staying in the hotel.

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