Baltimore County

Multiple families displaced in Dundalk fire that spread among several rowhomes

The scene of a 3-alarm fire on Flagship Road in Dundalk that involved multiple rowhomes. No injuries were reported but more than a dozen people were displaced by the damage.

Over a dozen people have been displaced following a fire that spread among multiple homes Friday afternoon in Dundalk, Baltimore County officials said.

Baltimore County firefighters responded at about 11:50 a.m. to a residential fire in the first block of Flagship Road in Dundalk.


“When they arrived, they had heavy fire conditions coming from two of the units,” said Baltimore County Fire Department Bureau Chief Tim Rostkowski. “Especially around the back of the structure.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and no one was injured in the blaze.


Flames had reached the attics and spread among connecting units on the block, Rostkowski said. Smoke and water damage carried over to the surrounding homes.

“I believe it’s 10 of these units are not going to be inhabitable for the foreseeable future,” Rostkowski said. “We’re still working with the fire investigators to make a determination.”

A firefighter called for assistance after becoming disoriented while battling flames on the third floor, but he was not injured.

“He wasn’t exactly sure how to get out. Things were very tight up in that area,” Rostkowski said, explaining other firefighters found him safely within 30 seconds.

The two homes that sustained the most damage are a total loss, Rostkowski said, and the Red Cross was helping to connect at least six people with services.