Two Rescued From Columbia Apartment Fire

Fire broke out in first-floor apartment

Saturday, Oct 1, 2011  |  Updated 4:49 PM EDT
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Two Rescued From Columbia Apartment Fire

Howard County Department of Fire And Rescue Services

The two-alarm blaze on Little Patuxent Way Saturday afternoon

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Two women had to be rescued from a two-alarm fire that broke out early Saturday afternoon in Columbia.

Howard County firefighters were called to the 12000 block of Little Patuxent Way at around 12:30 p.m. and found the first-floor apartment engulfed in smoke. Two women who lived on the upper floors of the building were rescued by emergency personnel. One of the women was evaluated for smoke inhalation, but refused treatment.

The blaze was brought under control 30 minutes after firefighters arrived on the scene. The cause has not yet been determined.

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