House fire reported in Joppa

Joppa House Fire 20180303UPDATE: Fire officials credit smoke detectors with savings the occupants’ lives.

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Crews are on the scene of a Saturday morning house fire in Joppa.

At just before 7 a.m., units responded to the 400 block of Timber Lane.

At the scene, firefighters found heavy fire showing from a two-story dwelling.

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Crews are on the scene from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Fallston Fire Company, Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company, Abingdon Fire Company, and Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company.

There are reportedly no fire hydrants in the area. Extra water tankers have been summoned to the scene.

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

Overnight house fire reported in Joppa

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Crews battled a house fire in Joppa early on Monday morning.

At just before 2 a.m., firefighters responded to the 100 block of Haverhill Road (21085).

At the scene, fire personnel found heavy fire showing from a duplex.

Crews from White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company, Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Abingdon Fire Company, Fallston Fire Company, Kingville Volunteer Fire Company, and Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company responded to the scene.

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One person was taken to Hopkins Bayview in serious condition.

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

Joppa house fire prompts road closure

Joppa House Fire 20180211Crews are on the scene of a Sunday afternoon house fire in Joppa.

At just after noon, units responded to the 1700 block of Old Joppa Road (21085).

At the scene, firefighters found smoke showing from the basement of a single-family dwelling.

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Crews from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Fallston Fire Company, Abingdon Fire Company, Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company, and Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company are on the scene.

Old Joppa Road has been shut down from Old Mountain Road to Jerusalem Road.

One person was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

No cause has yet been determined.

Motorists should avoid the area.

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.

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

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