Essex house fire sends 90-year-old woman, three officers to hospital

AmbulanceFire officials have released additional details regarding Tuesday night’s house fire in Essex.

A 90-year-old woman and three police officers were injured in the single-alarm blaze.

Investigators have ruled the fire to be accidental.  It began in a first-floor bedroom, where a heat lamp used to warm a pet lizard fell over and ignited.


Officers from the Baltimore County Police Department arrived at the home on Russell Frost Court at about 8 p.m. Fire units were dispatched at 8:06 p.m.

The officers found the elderly woman outside the home when they arrived. They went inside the house and attempted to put out the fire using an extinguisher, but evacuated after a short time and waited for fire personnel to arrive.

Firefighters quickly arrived on the scene and extinguished the fire.  It was placed under control at just before 8:30 p.m.

The woman was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

The three officers were taken  to Shock Trauma for treatment of minor injuries. All three officers were released on Tuesday night.

The lizard did not survive. Several dogs that were inside the house did survive.

House fire reported in Essex

House FireUPDATE: Authorities have released additional details on this fire here.

Original story below…


Crews are on the scene of a Tuesday night house fire in Essex.

The fire was reported at about 8 p.m. on Russell Frost Court (21221).


Units arrived to find smoke showing and a fire in a bedroom.

The flames have been doused.

One elderly female was rescued and had been taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

Three police officers were also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Crash with injuries reported in Joppa

Joppa Crash 20181014Crews are on the scene of a Sunday afternoon crash in Joppa.


The crash was reported at about 2:30 p.m. on the ramp from Mountain Road onto southbound I-95.

Injuries have been reported.

Motorists should use caution in the area.


Crash reported in Joppa

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Crews are on the scene of a Monday morning crash in the Joppa area.

At just before 9:45 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the intersection of Mountain Road and Philadelphia Road.

Units from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company are now on the scene.

Injuries have been reported.

Motorists should use caution in the area.