Burger King blaze draws firefighters from three counties

A fire at a Burger King restaurant that caused about $30,000 in damages in Elkridge Wednesday night drew firefighters and paramedics from three counties, Howard county fire officials say.

First responders from Howard, Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties were called to the 6200 block of Washington Boulevard at about 9 p.m., officials said. The crews found active fire in one of the building’s exterior walls. The fire was declared out at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Howard County fire officials are working to determine the origin and cause of the blaze.

No injuries have been reported. Officials said the building was evacuated shortly after the fire started.

The burger restaurant will be closed until the building can be repaired and inspected by the Howard County Health Department, according to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services’ Facebook page.

Several other fires broke out across the region on the Fourth of July. Firefighters responded to incidents at a vacant building in the 100 block of North Carrollton Avenue, a rowhouse in the 500 block of Brunswick St., and a two-story building in the 700 block of North Grantley St. No injuries were reported at any of the fires.

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