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Joppatowne House Fire Caused $3,500 in Damage: Officials

Several crews responded to the blaze.

Unit block of Neptune Drive, Joppa.
Unit block of Neptune Drive, Joppa.
Multiple fire companies responded to a house fire in Joppatowne on Tuesday morning caused by a malfunctioning furnace, according to the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company.

At approximately 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, a woman called to report that her Rumsey Island home was on fire, according to Joppa-Magnolia, and when Chief Ryan Barrow dispatched crews to Neptune Drive, Assistant Chief Jason Freund—who also lives on Rumsey Island—was there within a minute.

Freund said there was smoke showing from outside the single-family home, then he went inside and found a fire in the basement furnace, according to the report. He used his fire extinguisher to suppress the blaze before the arrival of additional support, the report said.

Before 10 a.m., crews from Joppa-Magnolia, Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire & Emergency Services, White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company and Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company were working at the scene of a house fire in the unit block of Neptune Drive, according to the report.

Joppa-Magnolia firefighters were taking hoses inside the home to put out the blaze, according to a report from the fire company at 9:57 a.m.

Firefighters completely extinguished the fire and ensured it didn't spread to walls or the ceiling, according to Joppa-Magnolia.

Nobody was displaced by the fire, according to the report.

Joppa-Magnolia said the damage estimate was $3,500.

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