MD Firefighters Battle Three-Alarm Restaurant Fire

Write-up and photo by Michael Schwartzberg

Shortly before 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, Baltimore County (MD) Fire Department (BCoFD) east side units were dispatched for a reported fire at the Jacky Chen Chinese restaurant at the Rosedale Village Shopping Center, which is located around the corner and down the block from the quarters of BCoFD Engine 16 (Golden Ring station).

First-arriving units reported fire through the roof of a single-story commercial building and requested a working fire, followed shortly by a request for a second alarm and then a third alarm.

Multiple lines were laid and several aerial devices were put into operation, including the ladder pipe from Baltimore City (MD) Fire Department Truck 30 and firefighters made an aggressive attack but the fire and smoke extended to several other stores in the complex.

More than 40 pieces of fire apparatus and over 150 personnel from Baltimore County and Baltimore City were on the scene to control this fire, the cause of which is under investigation.

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