Approximately 20 Pikesville residents were displaced after a fire broke out in their apartment complex Thursday morning, Baltimore County Police and Fire reported. Two people were reportedly hospitalized for smoke inhalation.
At 3:01 a.m. Thursday, Baltimore County received a 911 call reporting an apartment fire at 37 Tentmill Lane, authorities said.
When crews arrived, they reported there was fire in a second-floor apartment.
"...heavy smoke and flames could be seen shooting out of the window," according to ABC 2 News.
Several residents were rescued from their balconies at the St. Charles at Olde Court Apartments, WJZ reported.
Temperatures were below freezing, and the cold weather and icy conditions complicated the fire department's operations, according to the county, which said salt trucks assisted at the scene.
Two residents of the complex were taken to Northwest Hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, according to the county's report. They were treated for smoke inhalation, ABC 2 News said.
Baltimore County said the Red Cross was assisting those who had been displaced.
Officials said the cause of the fire was under investigation Thursday.