Man Dead, Firefighters Injured in Baldwin Fire

About 80 firefighters from 20 units responded late Wednesday to the 5600 block of Sweet Air Road in the Jacksonville area.

UPDATE (Dec. 6, 10:32 a.m.)—A man died and firefighters were injured as emergency crews battled a heavy fire early Thursday at a home in the Baldwin and Jacksonville area. 

The Baltimore County Fire Department, in a news release, identified the victim as 62-year-old William Spencer. 

Around midnight, about 80 firefighters from 20 units in Baltimore and Harford counties responded to the fire in the 5600 block of Sweet Air Road, according to the release.

Firefighters were forced to evacuate the two-alarm fire due to the conditions. Two firefighters were injured—one was transported to St. Joseph's Medical Center, the other to the burn center at Johns Hopkins Bayview.

Because there were no fire hydrants in the area, additional crews assisted with shuttling in water from a nearby natural water source, according to the release. 

An investigation into the cause of the fire continued Thursday morning.

Check Patch for updates. 

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M December 06, 2012 at 05:39 PM
I am so sad for this man and his little girl! They lost the mother to cancer just a few years ago. Now the little girl is all alone. Please pray for her. Her friends will be surrounding her now and forever- friend of the family
Diane Kurek December 06, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Dear M, Please do not write personal information on this family. They have been through enough and do not need you airing their personal family business.
DR December 07, 2012 at 05:24 AM
Dear DK, I am sure M did not intend anything but tremendous sympathy and caring for this little girl. I found your comment to be rude and uncaring. M is obviously grieving for this family, she disclosed nothing that won't be in the Aegis and did not identify anyone.
Twistedsteel&changedlives December 07, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Deepest Reguards You Sir/Madame are an idiot to the highest degree. Learn the whole story and all the facts before opening that pie hole of yours under your nose. Beth attempted to help first, then photo documented. Her list of things she has done for that and surrounding communities are long and true! Yours? Probably not! If you think wrong doing is at hand, call an authority, don't just point fingers on a public forum. Here let me help you; Baltimore County Fire Department C/O Fire Chief John J. Hohman Phone: 410-887-4511 He and his people will listen to you and your concerns
Emily Kimball December 08, 2012 at 02:31 PM
A comment by Deepest Reguards has been deleted for violating the site's terms of use regarding defamatory language - http://perryhall.patch.com/terms


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