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Fire damages Jessup apartment building

Fire damages Jessup apartment building

Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services is investigating the cause of an apartment fire around 4 p.m. Wednesday in Jessup. According to Public Information Officer Maria Hogg, Savage Station firefighters of Engine 61 were called to the 8100 block of Washington Boulevard, where they saw smoke rising from the third floor of the five-story Mission Place Apartments as residents evacuated the building. Hogg said the fire was found on a third-floor balcony. "The sprinkler system actually contained the flames until we were able to extinguish them," Hogg said. "Investigation as to the cause of the fire is ongoing at this time." Hogg said no injuries were reported.