Crews respond to overnight apartment fire in Joppa

Joppa Apartment Fire 20180112
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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.

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

Fatal crash closes Mountain Road

Emergency crews were on the scene of a fatal crash in Fallston on Wednesday afternoon. 

At around 4:30 p.m., paramedics responded to Mountain Road in the area of Belair Road. 

At the scene, crews reported a serious accident involving multiple vehicles. 

At least one person was killed in the crash

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

Motorists should avoid the area. 

Belair Road at Mountain Road shut down due to crash

A busy intersection in Harford County was shut down due to a crash on Monday night. 

Medics from four different fire companies responded to the intersection of Belair & Mountain Roads due to a motor vehicle accident that occurred shortly after 9 p.m.

A medevac chopper was called to the scene, as were medics from the Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Fallston Fire Company, Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company and Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company. 

There is no word as to when the intersection will be reopened to traffic. 

 Traffic Accident