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Two injured in Essex house fire

Two people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after a house fire in Essex overnight, Baltimore County fire officials said.

The fire broke out in a home in the 1600 block of Poles Road shortly before midnight, and firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the house. The fire was under control at about 12:40 a.m., fire officials said.

There was no more information on the condition of those injured, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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