Tuesday, January 15, 2013
An extension cord ignited the fire around 9:05 a.m. Tuesday, according to the report.
A fire that destroyed a shed Tuesday morning in Street left one man without a home, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal. A blaze on the 3700 block of Bay Road in Street consumed a shed where a man had been living, said Oliver Alkire, spokesman for the fire marshal. The shed's resident discovered the fire at 9:05 a.m., according to a statement from the fire marshal’s office. It began when an extension cord spliced near the base of the 15-by-30-foot shed ignited leaves, Alkire said. Flames spread to the entire structure and two nearby junk vehicles, Alkire told Patch. The fire marshal said the vehicles and shed were a total loss, resulting in an estimated $20,000 in damage. Fire companies from Darlington, Bel Air, Jarrettsville, …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The fire caused about $6,000 damage.
A stolen car was found ablaze Monday night in Joppa and investigators believe the fire could be an act of arson. Around 8:24 p.m. a passerby noticed a car aflame in the 2700 block of Winters Run Road in Joppa, according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. Five firefighters from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company controlled the fire within 15 minutes, but not before the flames and smoke caused about $6,000 damage to the vehicle, the release states. The 2007 Toyota four-door vehicle was reported stolen in in the middle of December 2012. Members of the Harford County Sheriff's Office joined deputy state fire marshals and firefighters at the scene. Anyone with information about the fire can contact the fire …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The fire broke out Tuesday in the 800 block of Bradley Road.
An accidental fire in Joppa caused thousands in damage Tuesday evening, but no injuries were reported as a result of the blaze. Around 5:30 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to a home in the 800 block of Bradley Road in Joppa, according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. Forty firefighters from Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department and Kingsville Fire Company controlled the fire within 15 minutes, according to the release. Investigators believe the fire began in the garage when an electrical service panel malfunctioned. The fire cause about $25,000 damage to the single story rancher and about $2,000 damage to what was inside it, the release states. No injuries were reported…
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The fire burned a building on Mill Green Road in Street.
A building in Street was burned to the ground Monday, and investigators said they believe the blaze was set intentionally. Around 9:17 a.m., Darlington Volunteer Fire Company was called to the 3500 block of Mill Green Road in response to a fire, according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. When firefighters arrived, the 20-foot by 16-foot building had already collapsed, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. The fire caused about $1,000 damage to the building and $100 damage to what was inside, according to the release. According to the news release from the fire marshal's office, someone intentionally set fire to the inside of the building. Anyone with …
Monday, May 7, 2012
A girl, age 5, was flown to a Baltimore hospital after a lawn mower accident Monday.
A 5-year-old girl was flown to a Baltimore hospital Monday after a lawn mower accident in Forest Hill. Around 6:22 p.m. a man was mowing in the 800 block of Kensington Farm Court in Forest Hill, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. The man put the riding mower in reverse and accidentally backed over his 5-year-old daughter, amputating both of her feet, according to Gardiner. A medevac helicopter responded to the area to transport the girl for treatment, according to Gardiner. This is the second accident of its kind to impact the county within less than two months. On April 1, a 9-year-old Jarrettsville girl was hospitalized after someone accidentally ran over her foot with a lawn …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The fire remained under investigation Thursday morning.
Firefighters contained a barn fire in Joppa in less than an hour Wednesday night, but not before the blazed cause significant damage. Around 8:11 p.m., the property owner discovered her 12-by-50-foot barn in the 1600 block Philadelphia Road was on fire, according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshals Office. Forty firefighters from Joppa-Magnolia and Abingdon Volunteer Fire Companies in Harford County, Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company in Baltimore County and Aberdeen Proving Ground's professional fire department responded to the scene, according to fire officials. It took fire personnel about 45 minutes to control the blaze. The fire caused about $20,000 damage to the building and destroyed $10,000 in contents. Investigators …
Monday, February 27, 2012
One person was inside a Moores Mill Road home when a fire started inside the residence.
One person was evaluated by paramedics Monday after a fire erupted inside a Bel Air home, authorities said. Around 1 p.m. Monday, a fire started inside a home in the 900 block of Moores Mill Road in Bel Air, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. Firefighters from Fallston and Bel Air Volunteer Fire Companies contained the blaze to the living room area within 10 minutes, according to Gardiner. One person was inside the home at the time of the fire and EMS personnel evaluated the person outside. Gardiner said the fire likely spread from the fireplace.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Two people were taken to hospitals after a single vehicle accident Friday.
One person was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment of injuries sustained in a late Friday morning crash. Shortly before 11:45 a.m., an accident took place in the area of Maryland Route 543 and Maryland Route 136, said Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. One vehicle was involved in the crash, Gardiner said. Two people were injured in the crash. One person was flown by medevac to Shock Trauma and a second was taken by ambulance to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Gardiner said.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Recovery efforts in Aberdeen Proving Ground have been postponed until Sunday morning.
UPDATE (11:15 p.m.)—An unidentified male who fell from a pontoon boat into Bush River is feared drowned Saturday evening. For instant updates, follow Bel Air Patch on Facebook and Twitter and Aberdeen Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Authorities conducted a water rescue near Abingdon from about 6:25 p.m. to 7:10 p.m. No body had been found as of 8:25 p.m. Further recovery efforts, which were postponed, are expected to continue shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday. According to Coast Guard News, the man is 55 years old. Harford County and Baltimore County rescue personnel assisted Aberdeen Proving Ground authorities in responding to the incident, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford County emergency services. The incident occurred within …