Woodlawn, Md. --At about 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 3, Baltimore County, Md. westside units were alerted for Fire Box 3-18, reporting an apartment building on fire in the area of Tudsbury Road and Scarsborough Circle.
Baltimore County 911 was receiving multiple calls and dispatch advised responding units that the address of the building on fire was reported to be 2803 Diamond Ridge Road. B
Crews found heavy fire showing from the top floor of a four-story garden-style apartment building, with extension into the floor below. Command requested a working fire dispatch, followed quickly by BC22 requesting a second alarm.
Firefighters made an aggressive attack and were able to contain the fire to the building of origin.
Approximately 30 residents either self-evacuated or were assisted from the building by firefighters. Officials said 16 apartments were damaged by the fire and the American Red Cross Central Maryland Chapter was on scene assisting displaced individuals.
One Baltimore City firefighter, on the scene for mutual aid, fell about 20 feet from a ground ladder and was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, reportedly with non-life threatening injuries. The fire is under investigation by the BCoFD Fire Investigation Division.