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Video: Collapse, mayday at Md. shopping center fire

A ceiling collapse injured a FF during a shopping center fire in Reisterstown


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By Bill Carey

REISTERSTOWN, Md. — A mayday was transmitted for an injured firefighter caught in a collapse during a fire in a shopping center in Reisterstown on July 18.

Firefighters in Baltimore County responded to a fire in an Advanced Auto Parts store at approximately 9:45 p.m., WBAL reported.

Part of the ceiling collapsed on one firefighter, leading to the mayday. He was able to remove himself from the fire building and was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The injured firefighter was treated and later released.

During the three-alarm fire, firefighters switched to exterior operations. CBS Baltimore reported that fire companies remained on the scene into the morning to extinguish hotspots.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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Due to the interior collapse, a mayday was declared and all firefighters were accounted for, D.C. Fire said