Firefighters respond to Cornwall Road fire; no humans home, but cats rescued
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 13:05

Paramedic Firefighter Jamie Laroque holds a cat that was rescued from the house fire in the 2900 block of Cornwall Road on Monday. The cat had a minor injury on it right rear paw, which was bandaged by paramedic Stephanie Valencia (right). A second cat was also rescued from the house.
photos by Bill Gates


A Baltimore County firefighter cuts a hole in the roof of a house in the 2900 block of Cornwall Road on Monday. The fire was reported at 12:43 p.m. by a passerby, who called 911 to report that heavy black smoke was coming from the open front door of the house. When firefighters arrived, they saw smoke and heavy flames coming from the second floor. Units responded from the Dundalk and Eastview stations and the North Point-Edgemere Volunteer Fire Department, as well as Ladder 91, Air Unit 57, EMS 3 and EMS 106. The fire was declared under control around 1 p.m. No one was home during the fire. An arson investigation is underway.