Two police officers from the Baltimore County Police Department helped rescue two people from a burning Essex home on Tuesday night.
Just before midnight, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a home in the 600 block of South Marlyn Avenue, 21221, for a report of a fire.
Police units arrived on the scene first and found flames coming from the home.
Two Baltimore County police officers and a Good Samaritan immediately went into the home and evacuated a 39-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man from the basement.
The Baltimore County Fire Department later evacuated a 39-year-old woman from a first floor room.
The woman evacuated by the fire department was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment of burns and smoke inhalation. Her current condition is not known. The two people rescued by the police officers from the basement were not injured.
The two BCoPD officers who made the rescues were transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation. Both officers were later released.
The incident is under investigation by Baltimore County Police Department Fire Investigators. The cause of the fire has not been determined and there no evidence of criminal activity at this time.