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.

Jaws of Life used in dramatic Joppa rescue

Joppa Rescue 20170815A dramatic rescue took place along Interstate 95 in Joppa on Tuesday afternoon.

At just after 1 p.m., crews from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company and Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company responded to a crash along northbound I-95, prior to the Mountain Road exit.

At the scene, paramedics found one vehicle that had gone off the highway and down an embankment, with the driver trapped.

The call was escalated to a rescue, which brought a response from the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company. Rescue crews worked to stabilize the vehicle before using the Jaws of Life and other tools to remove the patient.

Additional rescuers prepared a rope rescue system to bring the patient up the embankment, out of the woods, and back to the roadway.

The patient, a seriously-injured adult female, was taken to Shock Trauma.

Maryland State Police are investigating the cause of the collision.

Fiery crash brings wires down in Fork

Crews are on the scene of a fiery, Friday night crash in the Fork area.

At about 10:30 p.m., an accident was reported in the 12900 block of Harford Road.

The crash brought power lines down which then ignited in the roadway.

Crews from the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company and Fallston Volunteer Fire Company have responded to the scene.

Hartford Road remains shut down at this hour.

Motorists should avoid the area.