TIMONIUM, Md. - Firefighters rescued a woman from her burning Timonium home Monday, according to a release from the Baltimore County Fire Department
The woman was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center in serious condition, officials said.
Firefighters aggressively attacked the interior fire although, “extinguishing was hampered by excessive hoarding,” Lt. Jay Ringgold, a fire department spokesman, said.
Crews were dispatched to the fire in the 100 block of Timonium Road at around 12:29 p.m. The fire was placed under control by 12:57 p.m. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Firefighters from the Providence Volunteer Fire Company took the opportunity to remind area residents of the importance of shoveling fire hydrants.
"Folks... This is exactly why we ask you to please dig out the fire hydrants! These pictures were taken at the 17-17 Firebox on East Timonium Road," the post on the company's Facebook page read, accompanied by one fo the photos above. "Having a fire hydrant that is shoveled clear makes it much easier for crews to spot and quickly establish a water supply. The recent melting and re-freezing only makes it more difficult for us!"