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Firefighters responded at 10:30 p.m. Sunday to an apartment fire in the 9100 block of West Springs Drive, Ellicott City that caused no injuries but displaced 13 people. The blaze was knocked down in 15 minutes, officials said. The cause is under investigation.
Firefighters responded at 10:30 p.m. Sunday to an apartment fire in the 9100 block of West Springs Drive, Ellicott City that caused no injuries but displaced 13 people. The blaze was knocked down in 15 minutes, officials said. The cause is under investigation. (Photo courtesy Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services)

Howard County firefighters responded Sunday to an apartment fire in Ellicott City that displaced 13 people.

At about 10:30 p.m., units were dispatched to the 9100 block of West Springs Drive and found fire showing from the first floor and extending up the exterior of the building.

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Officials from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services said a search of the building was conducted and all residents were found to have safely evacuated.

Attendees can ask Howard County’s Department of Public Works questions about the program intended to help property owners impacted by the 2018 flood in historic Ellicott City.

The bulk of the fire was knocked down within 15 minutes and confined to one apartment, officials said.

There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians and the Red Cross was assisting the 13 residents who were displaced.

The Office of the Fire Marshal is conducting an investigation. No information on a cause or damage estimate was immediately available.

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