TIMONIUM, Md. (WJZ) — High winds Monday caused a tent to collapse at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.

The incident happened at around 11:10 a.m. in the 2200 block of York Road. The 300-foot tent collapsed over a number of horses, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. All of the horses were safely removed.

Crews removed the tent later Monday.


The fire department said one person was taken to an area hospital as a precaution with minor injuries.

Quick thinking by those at the scene prevented things from being worse, said Nick Tyson with the fire department.

“The fire department didn’t have to make any rescues because the tent company and the staff from the fairgrounds acted so fast that by the time we got there, we were able to make sure things were secure and clear the scene,” he said.

Most of Maryland was under a wind advisory through 2 p.m. Gusts of up to 50 miles per hour were expected.

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