July 17, 2009

Fire at Childrens Home

A multiple-alarm fire on the grounds of the Childrens Home in the 200 block of Bloomsbury Ave. in Catonsville on Thursday night extensively damaged an unoccupied 80-year-old building, authorities said. The cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no injuries. Reported about 9 p.m., the fire went to two alarms and brought apparatus from several fire stations to the scene. At the height of the fire, flames and smoke broke through the roof and entered the attic of the two-story brick building that once housed teenage boys. The fire was brought under control in less than an hour. The complex was once known as the German Orphans Home.

- Richard Irwin
Baltimore Sun

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