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.
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.
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 Road is currently closed and crews from the Fallston Fire Company, Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company, Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company, and Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company are on the scene.