Maryland Crews Fight Commercial Building Blaze


Around 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, Baltimore County, Md. Fire Dispatch alerted units for Fire Box 16-9, a building fire reported at Strong Arm Bail Bonds at 8555 Pulaski Highway.

Firefighters from the Golden Ring station -- Engine 16 - reported smoke showing from a single-story commercial building.

Firefighters attempted to make an interior attack but the heavy smoke and flames, combined with strong winds, forced crews to evacuate the building and make an exterior attack.

The bail bonds occupancy and the adjoining Bed World were destroyed as a result of the fire, with flames at some points leaping more than 15 feet in the air. The fire eventually went to three alarms.