Two Baltimore County firefighters received minor injuries last night in a three-alarm blaze that heavily damaged an auto parts store and video shop in Rosedale.
An unrelated four-alarm arson fire in Finksburg early today damaged an unused warehouse, and two motorists were injured in a collision with a Carroll County fire engine.
In the first fire, a Baltimore County Fire Department spokesman said officials had not determined the cause of the fire at the Kenwood Shopping Center in the 6200 block of Kenwood Ave. in the east county, but that it appeared suspicious. It remains under investigation, he said.
The fire was reported at 8:13 p.m., the spokesman said, and it raged for more than 2 1/2 hours before it was declared under control.
Two firefighters were treated at Franklin Square Hospital for minor injuries and released.
Most of the damage was done to a Penn-Jersey auto parts store and a nearby video store. The spokesman had no damage estimate.
In Carroll County, firefighters responded at 1:45 a.m. today to a four-alarm fire that damaged a former distillery on Emory Way, near Md. 140 and 91, in Finksburg.
The fire was labeled arson. Fire officials said it caused extensive damage to the 30,000-square-foot building, which contained old distilling equipment. There were no injuries.
Fifteen fire trucks from five Baltimore County stations assisted the Carroll County units.
As that fire was being fought, two people were injured at Md. 91 and Deer Park Road in Finksburg when their car collided with a Carroll County fire engine. The engine was responding to a house fire just before 5 a.m. at 2900 Constellation Way in Finksburg.
They were listed in serious and stable condition at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore. Their names were not immediately released.