Monday, April 8, 2013
Don't leave cooking food unattended.
An unattended electric smoker was blamed for an accidental fire, which scorched a Edgewood shed, according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshall. The owner of the shed in the 1800 block of Mandarin Court was making sausages using an electric smoker that was placed on top of wood, the release continues. A neighbor noticed smoke coming from the shed at about 12:01 p.m. on April 6. "The water pan became dry, overheated and ignited wood, wood chips and over combustibles," officials determined in the release. The fire caused an estimated $1,500 in damage to the shed where the fire stated, as well as a neighbor's shed where the blaze extended. Follow Aberdeen Patch on Facebook and Twitter and don't forget to sign up for the …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A shed, deck and wood pile burned in separate incidents this weekend in Harford County.
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating two fires that occurred Saturday and Sunday in Harford County. The fires were reported approximately 20 hours apart in a neighborhood in the Willoughby Beach area of Edgewood. Officials said the incidents do not appear to be related. Albantowne Way Shed Fire Crews responded at 11:14 p.m. Saturday to a shed fire in the 3400 block of Albantowne Way in Edgewood, according to a release from the fire marshal. The 6-by-10-foot wood shed sustained $1,000 in damage. Crews from Abingdon, Joppa and Aberdeen Proving Ground extinguished the fire in 10 minutes. The cause of that fire, which originated on the exterior of the structure, remains under investigation. Yost Court Deck and Wood Pile …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The blaze took place early Tuesday on Harpark Court, officials said.
Smoke detectors sounded and saved an Edgewood family from a kitchen fire early Tuesday morning, officials said. A fire broke out around 2:35 a.m. Tuesday in a townhouse located on the 600 block of Harpark Court in Edgewood, according to a release from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company. Crews arrived within four minutes to find smoke coming from a two-story townhouse. The blaze began when a pot on the stove spread to nearby cabinets. Residents were asleep on the second floor and were alerted by detectors, fire officials said. "Having working smoke detectors in the residence contributed to no civilians being injured during this incident," the release stated. Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company said the fire caused approximately $2,…
Friday, October 26, 2012
Crews were responding to a fire in Edgewood Friday evening.
UPDATE (12:25 a.m.)—One person was pronounced dead at the scene as Harford County firefighters battled a blaze in an Edgewood townhouse early Friday evening. The Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company confirmed the death in an email to Patch just after 11 p.m. Friday. Explore Harford cited a State Fire Marshal's report that a 5-year-old boy had died. Initial reports indicated that two people were trapped inside a middle-of-group townhome in the Harford Square development, according to Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association spokesman Rich Gardiner. Gardiner posted on the association's Facebook page that crews from Joppa, Abingdon and Aberdeen Proving Ground responded to a fire at the residence on the K Court in the 1400 block of …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The fire took place near Bush River in Edgewood early Thursday.
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- Sean Welsh
Thursday, October 11, 2012
One patient was rescued from a fire in Edgewood early Thursday. The patient was initially reported trapped and was rescued from the basement of a residence in the 200 block of Kennard Avenue, according to a Facebook post from the spokespersons for the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association. The condition of the patient was not immediately known, though a Facebook post from the association indicated the individual was being treated by personnel at the scene. Abingdon, Joppa, APG and Bel Air fire companies responded to the blaze, which was declared under control around 7 a.m. The initial call occured around 5:30 a.m. The cause and extent of the fire was not immediately known. Stay with Patch for udpates.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The fire caused about $160,000 damage to the split-level home.
A fire inside an Edgewood home on Monday may have been the result of arson, state fire officials say. Shortly before 8 a.m., a neighbor noticed a fire inside a two-story, split-level home in the 800 block of Fisherman Lane, according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. Harford County Fire & EMS Association spokesman Rich Gardiner noted in a post on the organization's Facebook page that crews from Joppa, Abingdon, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Bel Air, White Marsh, Fallston and Kingsville responded to the fire. The fire caused about $160,000 in damage to the building, according to the release. Investigators with the fire marshal's office believe the blaze was intentionally set inside, on the lower level of the home. …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The fire took place in the 800 block of Fisherman Lane Monday morning.
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- Sean Welsh
Monday, September 24, 2012
Crews from seven local fire companies brought a blaze under control within 15 minutes Monday morning in Edgewood. The fire took place at a two-story, split level home in the 800 block of Fisherman Lane, according to a post from Harford County Fire & EMS Association spokesman Rich Gardiner on the organization's Facebook page. Gardiner noted that crews from Joppa, Abingdon, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Bel Air, White Marsh, Fallston and Kingsville responded to the fire around 8 a.m. There were no injuries reported, Gardiner wrote. Patch readers reported smoke was visible from U.S. Route 40 and MD Route 24 during the morning rush. Do you have photos from the fire? Post them above.
Monday, August 6, 2012
The blaze caused significant damage to the 24-hour restaurant.
Investigators believe that the Friday fire at Denny's Restaurant in Edgewood that caused about $500,000 in damage was an act of arson. Deputy state fire marshals determined the blaze was set intentionally in the men's bathroom of the restaurant before 10:20 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, according to a news release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. The unidentified suspect is described as a 190-pound man between 5 feet 11 inches and 6 feet 2 inches tall, wearing an orange shirt, dark shorts, dark sunglasses, dark baseball cap and either loafers or sandals. See attached photos. Around 10:20 a.m., a patron discovered the fire in the bathroom. At the time of the fire 50 customers and 20 employees were inside the business owned by Patrick …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
One person was taken to a local hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.
A fire broke out at the Denny's Restaurant in Edgewood Friday and video of the blaze has since been posted on YouTube.com. Friday morning a fire started at Denny's located at 1803 Edgewood Road in Edgewood, according to the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company twitter feed. The first firefighters on the scene saw flames coming from the back of the building, according to the twitter post by Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. The fire was controlled within 45 minutes and one person was taken to a local hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire has not been determined, ExploreHarford.com reported. Check out video of the fire above. Be advised there is some adult language.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
A fire burned through woods along Dembytown Road Sunday afternoon.
Residents on Dembytown Road in Joppa were being evacuated late Sunday afternoon after a five-alarm fire spread in the woods near their homes. Approximately 70 volunteer firefighters from Harford and Baltimore counties, as well as firefighters from Aberdeen Proving Ground, responded to the 500 block of Dembytown Road, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association. The initial call came at 12:45 p.m., and sirens blared for hours on Easter Sunday. Residents of Dembytown Road were being transported to Joppatowne High School. There were no injuries or structural damage reported, Gardiner said. The acreage consumed by the fire was not known as of 5 p.m., and the fire was not entirely under …