Emergency Response

Pet perishes in Joppa house fire

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Authorities are investigating after a fire did major damage to a home in Joppa on Monday.

The fire was reported at around 2:45 p.m. on January 7 in the 1000-block of Emmerick Drive.

Fire crews from Joppa, White Marsh, Kingsville, Aberdeen, and Abingdon responded to the scene.

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Officials say a teenager discovered the fire in the living room of his parents’ home.

He managed to escape the blaze along with two dogs, however a cat died in the fire.

The fire did about $40,000 in damage.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this hour.

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