Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Volunteer firefighters rescued a small fox from a storm drain in Edgewood Wednesday and cared for it overnight.
Harford County volunteer firefighters take saving lives seriously, be they human or animal. Joppa-Magnolia firefighters proved that philosophy Tuesday by going the extra mile for a small, injured fox. Members of the fire company were dispatched to the 1700 block of Melwood Court in Edgewood at about 10 p.m., according to an email from a fire company spokesperson. Firefighters found the small fox stuck at the bottom of a storm drain. Volunteers put on their protective firefighting suits and climbed down a ladder into the drain to rescue the fox, the email states. Once out of the drain, firefighters put the baby fox down on the ground and noticed it walked with a limp because of an apparent leg injury. Members of the fire company tried to …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The fire took place just after 11 p.m. Sunday in Bel Air.
Three residents and their dogs escaped, but a firefighter suffered minor injuries battling a blaze late Sunday in Bel Air. Approximately 40 firefighters arrived around 11:08 p.m. and took 30 minutes to control a fire at a one-story, single-family home in the 300 block of Locust Lane, according to a statement from the Maryland State Fire Marshal. The firefighter was treated at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and later released. Harford County Fire & EMS Association spokesman Rich Gardiner said the firefighter was treated for "minor burns to the neck and arm." The accidental fire began with a "mechanical malfunction" in the engine of a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta, which was parked in the attached garage at the home, according to the fire marshal. …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A 9-month-old child's death was deemed suspicious earlier Tuesday. The mother is in critical condition after attempting suicide, police said.
UPDATED (Wednesday, 10:43 a.m.)—The mother of a 9-month-old is charged with the murder of her child in a case police had initially deemed suspicious Tuesday afternoon. Qucelia Yvette Baldeo, 19, of the 900 block of Scannell Court in Joppa, is charged with first- and second-degree murder, first-degree assault and child abuse, according to a release from the Harford County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to the Scannell Court address at 1:33 p.m. Tuesday, where they found 9-month-old Selena Olivia Weber in cardiac arrest. Paramedics from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company rendered medical care to the child, who was transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 2:18 p.m., according to the sheriff…
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,…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The crash took place just before 8 a.m. Thursday on U.S. Route 40 in Harford County.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Sean Welsh
Thursday, December 27, 2012
One person was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview hospital after an accident on U.S. Route 40 in Joppa Thursday morning. The collision took place around 7:44 a.m. on Dec. 27 near the intersection of eastbound Pulaski Highway and Joppa Road, according to a release from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company. All lanes of eastbound Route 40 were closed for approximately 25 minutes. According to the release, Joppa-Magnolia medic transported the patient to Bayview in serious but stable condition. Another patient refused treatment, the statement said. Maryland State Police are investigating the cause of the crash, according to Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company. For up-to-the-minute traffic updates, visit Patch's Commute tab.
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 …