DUNDALK, Md. (AP) - A two-alarm fire has heavily damaged a Baltimore County crab house that is a landmark in the Dundalk neighborhood.
Lt. Jay Ringgold of the Baltimore County Fire Department says an employee of Ross' Crab House noticed a fire in the restaurant's basement at about 7:25 p.m. Sunday. The spokesman said six employees and 15 customers who were in the house-like structure were safely evacuated, and a fire engine that was a block away was on the scene a minute later.
Unable to access the fire, however, firefighters went into a defensive mode and contained the fire to the building.
As of 9:30 p.m., however, about 60 firefighters with 15 pieces of equipment were still battling the blaze.
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The cause of the fire was not immediately known. One firefighter was treated for elevated blood pressure.
With its motto "Crabs Are Our Business," the family-owned restaurant has been serving crabs and other seafood dishes since 1960, according to its website.