PARKVILLE, Md. — A Baltimore County firefighter was injured while responding to a two-alarm fire in the 1800 block of Edgewood Road in Parkville early Thursday morning.
The injury was believed to be heat-related and the firefighter is expected to recover. No one else was injured in the fire.
"Unfortunately, one girl lost her cat and one family lost their dogs, but people were okay and that's the most important thing," said Linda Plack, a resident of Edgewood Road for more than 50 years.
Plack's town home was one of three homes damaged in the fire. She woke up to the sound of a fire alarm sometime before 3 a.m. and saw a ball of fire on her neighbor's deck.
She immediately woke up her husband, who didn't think twice about trying to save the house next door.
"I told him the deck next door was on fire and he ran out the back door, went downstairs, and went out the back door and got the hose. And he was trying to put out some flames, but it was too bad even at that point," Plack said.
Around 70 firefighters responded to the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.