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UPDATE: Fire At Ross Crab House Hits 3 Floors

Firefighters were conducting an external attack at the Dundalk eatery Sunday night.

UPDATE: (9:03 p.m.)—Flames spread to three floors at in Dundalk Sunday night, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department Twitter feed.

The blaze caused heavy fire damage throughout the building, located at 1109 North Point Road, and was contained to the basement shortly before 9 p.m., Lt. Jay Ringgold with the Baltimore County Fire Department said.

"It is contained to that one building; there are no injuries," Ringgold said.

Around 7:25 p.m. employees at the crab house noticed a fire in the basement of the business, Ringgold said.

The six employees and 15 customers evacuated the building, and a short distance away, were able to contact the fire department by phone.

Because of heavy stock in the basement of the business, firefighters couldn't easily reach the root of the fire and moved to battling the blazed from outside the building, Ringgold told Patch.

The fire went to a second alarm as more units were called to the scene.

Stick with Patch for updates.

Kitty Travagline September 03, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Very sad. Nice family.
Brian K. Marchetti September 03, 2012 at 01:58 AM
I certainly wish the best for the owners, staff, and patrons of Ross's. I love their food, and I especially don't like to see one of my Dundalk neighbors suffer such a loss in this economy. If their is anything I can do, please give me a call at 410-284-0600. Brian Marchetti Owner, Cars4sale
Jonathan Wilson September 03, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Thanks for using my photos, even though it is a sad scene.
Trish Murray September 03, 2012 at 05:14 AM
Our hearts and prayers are with you Kim. Murray Family
DHAMMER September 03, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Bad deal,especially with the Fire Department across the street.Hope they had Insurance to rebuild.
Bobbi Shannon September 03, 2012 at 04:12 PM
I would like to bring attention to my granddaughter Paige's mom, Adelene Dillon. After making sure her family was safe, she stayed behind and carried an elderly lady to safety. I am very proud of her.

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