Howard Co. firefighters contain fire despite water main break

The two-story house had extensive damage and the two rescued adults will stay with family. (Courtesy Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services)
The two-story house had extensive damage and the two rescued adults will stay with family. (Courtesy Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services) (Courtesy Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services)
A fire broke out in Rum Cay Court in Columbia, Maryland, Saturday. One firefighter had non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Howard County General Hospital. (Courtesy Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services)
A fire broke out in Rum Cay Court in Columbia, Maryland, Saturday. One firefighter had non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Howard County General Hospital. (Courtesy Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services) (Courtesy Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services)
Firefighters arrived on the 10900 block of Rum Cay Court in Columbia Saturday at around 9:30 p.m. and found the first floor of a house on fire. (Courtesy Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services)
Firefighters arrived on the 10900 block of Rum Cay Court in Columbia Saturday at around 9:30 p.m. and found the first floor of a house on fire. (Courtesy Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services) (Courtesy Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services)
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The two-story house had extensive damage and the two rescued adults will stay with family. (Courtesy Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services)
A fire broke out in Rum Cay Court in Columbia, Maryland, Saturday. One firefighter had non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Howard County General Hospital. (Courtesy Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services)
Firefighters arrived on the 10900 block of Rum Cay Court in Columbia Saturday at around 9:30 p.m. and found the first floor of a house on fire. (Courtesy Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services)

WASHINGTON — Firefighters in Howard County, Maryland, had something else to contend with while containing a house fire — a water main break.

Firefighters arrived on the 10900 block of Rum Cay Court in Columbia Saturday at around 9:30 p.m. and found the first floor of a house on fire. They contained the blaze within 15 minutes, but a water main break occurred while they were extinguishing the fire. The operational water was not affected.

The two-story house had extensive damage, and the two rescued adults will stay with family. They were evaluated for smoke inhalation but refused treatment.

One firefighter had non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Howard County General Hospital.

The county’s Department of Public Works is handling the water main break.

The fire is under investigation.


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