Crews respond to overnight apartment fire in Joppa

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Fire personnel responded to an apartment fire in Joppa early on Friday morning.

It marked the fourth local dwelling fire in six days, and the second in two days along Trimble Road.

At just after 2 a.m., firefighters responded to a call for smoke coming from an apartment in the 300 block of Trimble Road in Joppa. Units from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire & Emergency Services, Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company, White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company, and Abingdon Fire Company responded to the scene.

At the scene, crews found smoke showing from the front and side of a three-story apartment building. Firefighters went into the building to search for the source. Fire was discovered in the ceiling area of a top floor apartment. Additional resources were requested which brought The Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company.

Crews worked together to uncover and extinguish all of the fire. The blazr was extinguished by 3 a.m. The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal was called to determine the cause and origin of the fire, which is still under investigation. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters from multiple companies also responded to a house fire on Trimble Road early on Thursday morning.  Officials say an arson investigation is ongoing in that case.

Overnight house fire in Joppa draws response from multiple fire companies

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Crews from several local fire companies responded to a house fire in the Joppa area early Thursday morning.

At just after 2 a.m., firefighters from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire & Emergency Services, Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company, and White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company responded to the 400 block of Trimble Road.

At the scene, crews found a fire on the front porch of the residence.  Additional units were then summoned from the Abingdon Fire Company.

Firefighters took hoses inside the home and aggressively attacked the fire. It took about 20 minutes to bring the blaze under control. The occupants were not home at the time of the fire as the house is currently being renovated.

No injuries were reported.

The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal reports that the fire is being investigated as arson.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Northeast Regional Office of the Fire Marshal at 410-836-4844.

Mountain Branch fire caused by faulty Christmas lights

Mountain Branch Fire 201703A cause has been revealed in the fire that broke out at Mountain Branch Golf, Grille, and Pub over the weekend.

At just after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, emergency personnel responded to a reported building fire at Mountain Branch, 1827 Mountain Road in Joppa.

First-arriving units reported fire showing from the cupola of the two-story restaurant. Additional resources were requested because there are no fire hydrants near the building.

The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes. No injuries were reported. Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal determined that the fire was accidental, caused by an unknown fault with Christmas-style lights.

Damage has been estimated at about $10,000.

Route 152 was closed for about an hour during the fire.

The following fire companies assisted:

Abingdon Fire Company
Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Co.
Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company
The Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company
Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire & Emergency Services
Level Volunteer Fire Company

Mountain Branch Fire

Cause of Monday house fire in Joppa under investigation

Joppa House Fire 20160725The cause of an early morning house fire in Joppa on Monday remains under investigation at this hour.

At 12:20 am, the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company responded to a dwelling fire in the area of Raspe Lane and Philadelphia Road. Upon arrival at the scene, crews found fire showing from a single family home. A working fire dispatch was transmitted.

After a brief search, it was determined that the home was vacant. It took about 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control. The office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal responded to the scene.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. No injuries were reported and damage is estimated at $50,000.

Philadelphia Road was closed until about 3:30 am due to fire apparatus blocking the road. Abingdon Fire Company, Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire & Emergency Services & Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company assisted with fire operations.

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