Brush fire in Randallstown under control

Brush fire in Randallstown under control

The Baltimore County fire department battled a second alarm brush fire in Randallstown for much of Thursday afternoon as it threatened nearby homes.

The fire was reported around 1:11 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Marriottsville and Powells Run roads. The area is sparsely populated. The majority of the fire was under control by around 6:30 p.m.

The fire spread to 15 acres and firefighters were called in from Carroll County to help control the blaze. Some 40 firefighters were on the scene and were expected to be there until late in the evening.

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