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Two-alarm fire burns through Dundalk home

A two-alarm fire burned through a Dundalk home Monday evening after being discovered by two children, displacing a family, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department.

Firefighters responded about 5:45 p.m. to the 200 block of Ashwood Road for a neighbor's report of a fire and found heavy flames showing from the rear of the home, said Lt. Paul Massarelli, a department spokesman.

The fire had been discovered by two children in the home when one went to the rear of the home and "noticed a fire along the back wall," Massarelli said. They fled the home and alerted a neighbor walking a dog on the street.

The firefighters began fighting the fire from inside the home when the second floor "was engulfed in flames," forcing them outside, Massarelli said.

They continued battling the blaze from outside the single-family home because the floors inside had been "compromised," Massarelli said.

At one point, a "MAYDAY" call went out after officials could not locate one of the firefighters on the scene, and a second alarm was sounded, Massarelli said. However, the firefighter was located uninjured.

The fire was brought under control about 6:45 p.m. A total of 70 fire personnel responded to the scene.

None of the family members who lived in the home, including two children, was injured in the blaze, Massarelli said.

Further information was not immediately available.

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