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Rosedale auto shop fire: mechanic reportedly hospitalized

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD – A fire broke out at a commercial building in Rosedale on Wednesday afternoon, reportedly sent one person to hospital and attracted dozens of firefighters to the area. Traffic was blocked around US 40 / Pulaski Highway and MD 7 / Philadelphia Road during the emergency response, which continued into rush hour.

At around 4 p.m., crews were called in to a building fire in the 7300 block of Philadelphia Road, where they found a heavy fire.

A car caught fire while a mechanic was working on it in an auto garage, requiring rescue, according to WMAR, which attributed the widespread response to the number of flammable items.

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Nearby businesses have also closed due to the fire.

A mechanic was injured in the fire and required hospitalization, according to WJZ.

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Route 7 was closed on Route 40, the Maryland State Highway Administration reported before 6:15 p.m. the lanes were closed, officials said.

After 7:00 p.m., traffic was slowed down on Route 40 West, which was closed to Rosedale Avenue.

Elizabeth Janney / Patch.

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