Md. firefighter falls through floor of burning building

“It went into a two-alarm after the mayday was called,” Aberdeen Fire Department Lt. Rebecca Roberts said of the response


Ngan Ho
Baltimore Sun

ABERDEEN, Md. — Engines extinguished a two-alarm fire that broke out at a business building Wednesday morning in Aberdeen.

Firefighters responded about 6:45 a.m. to the unit block of West Bel Air Avenue, said Aberdeen Fire Department Lt. Rebecca Roberts, who fought the fire.

An Aberdeen firefighter fell through a floor during a fire but is believed to be unhurt.
An Aberdeen firefighter fell through a floor during a fire but is believed to be unhurt. (Photo/Matt Button/Aegis/Tribune News Service)

There were flames on the second floor when crews arrived, she said. A two-alarm fire typically requires assistance from other departments and additional equipment.

“It went into a two-alarm after the mayday was called,” Roberts said. “One firefighter went through part of the floor on division two (the second floor) but was assisted by fire personnel on scene.”

The firefighter is believed to be uninjured, and there were no other injuries, she said.

There was water damage to the rooms on the first floor, Roberts said. Crews contained the fire to the building, which houses a variety of businesses next to Harford Bank.

The cause and where the fire started are under investigation, Roberts said.

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