Columbia, MD - Shortly after 6:30 AM this morning, firefighters and paramedics from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) were dispatched for a townhouse fire in the 5500 block of Suffield Court in Columbia.A second alarm was called due to crews encountering heavy fire upon arrival. The fire was knocked within 30 minutes. One unit of the townhome row was involved, one additional unit was impacted with minor damage. Red Cross was requested to assist the residents.Over 50 firefighters and paramedics were on location.There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. Fire investigators from the HCDFRS Office of the Fire Marshal are on location to determine origin and cause of the blaze. - Original Credit:
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