Monday, April 1, 2013
Shore Drive in Joppa was shut down Friday because of the number of emergency vehicles at the scene.
More than two dozen firefighters trudged a mile into Joppa woods last week to combat a fire. The 25 volunteer firefighters had to go off road to access the fire, leaving the large engines and equipment behind. Around 6:18 p.m. Friday, someone called 911 after seeing smoke coming from a wooded area near the 700 block of Shore Drive in the Rumsey Island area of Joppa, according to a release from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company. Firefighters from Joppa-Magnolia arrived a short time later, but fire engines were too big to drive off the main road. Crews instead used four wheel drive vehicles to get to the fire, located about a mile into the woods, according to the fire company. About a quarter of an acre of leaves and plants were …
Monday, March 11, 2013
A pick-up truck caught fire while stuck in the mud in Joppa Sunday.
A pickup truck sustained more than $16,000 in damage after catching fire while it was stuck in the mud in Joppa. Members of the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company were called to the 1100 block of Oak Avenue in Joppa around 5:47 p.m. Sunday, according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. When firefighters arrived, they found a 2006 GMC Sierra pickup truck and nearby ground cover on fire, the release states. The truck's owner explained the truck got stuck in the mud and the bottom of the car caught fire as he tried to get it free, fire officials said. Firefighters controlled the accidental blaze within minutes, but not before the fire caused about $16,500 damage to the truck, the release states. You can find more …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Investigators believe the fire started accidentally.
A fire in a detached garage in Joppa caused about $15,000 in damage Saturday. Shortly before 12:11 p.m. neighbors noticed the fire in the 500 block of Magnolia Road and called 911, according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. Twenty-five firefighters from Joppa-Magnolia, Abingdon and Bel Air Volunteer Fire Companies and Aberdeen Proving Ground professional fire department responded to the scene and controlled the blaze within half an hour, the release states. Deputy state fire marshals believe the fire began accidentally inside the 35-foot by 24-foot detached garage when sparks from a propane torch ignited nearby flammable material. No injuries were reported, but the fire caused about $10,000 damage to the …
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…
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 …
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 …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Firefighters battled the blaze for almost five hours Monday.
A Joppa home was destroyed in a fire Monday night, possibly killing "several pets" trapped inside, according to a release from the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. Around 6:30 p.m., firefighters were called to the area of Bluefield Circle and Donnawood Drive for the blaze. Units from Joppa-Magnolia, Fallston and Bel Air Volunteer Fire Companies as well as Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department and the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company in Baltimore County all responded to the fire, according to the release. Abingdon, Level and Long Green Volunteer Fire Companies also assisted at the scene. The building collapsed, but no people were injured. Emergency units cleared the scene around 11:15 p.m., nearly five …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The blaze caused an estimated $1,000 in property damage.
A basement door was set on fire just before midnight Tuesday, causing $1,000 in damage, according to a news release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal. About 20 firefighters responded to the blaze in the 200 block of Kearney Drive in Joppa. The outside of a basement door was set on fire after being sprayed with a flammable liquid, the release states. The incident is still under investigation. The blaze was out before Joppa-Magnolia, Aberdeen Proving Ground and White Marsh fire companies arrived, according to the release. There was no content damage.