Police/Fire

Edgewood man dies in house fire

EDGEWOOD, MD—A joint investigation between the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Harford County Sheriff’s Office is under way after a house fire claimed the life of a 45-year-old Edgewood man on Tuesday night. At just after 10 p.m., firefighters and paramedics responded to the 3400-block of Albantowne Way (21040) for a cardiac arrest after a family friend …


Police/Fire

Joppa house fire damage estimated at $200,000

JOPPA, MD—A house fire that broke out in Joppa on Tuesday did an estimated $200,000 in damage, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The fire was reported at around 6:15 p.m. in the 2000-block of Mountain Road.  Units arrived to find smoke and fire showing from the dwelling. The Fire Marshal’s office states that the blaze caused …


Smoke alarm, sprinklers save infant’s life in Fallston house fire

FALLSTON, MD—Deputy State Fire Marshals are crediting a smoke alarm and a home fire sprinkler system for saving an infant’s life and reducing significant property damage at a Fallston home over the weekend. Fallston Volunteer Fire Company and mutual-aid departments were dispatched at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday for a reported dwelling in the 2000-block of Arden Drive after the owner, …

ATF releases video of person of interest who was near Baltimore blaze that killed three firefighters [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Office has released new video of a “person of interest” who was near the scene of S. Stricker Street fatal fire the evening before it occurred. The blaze left three firefighters dead.  A $100,000 reward is being offered for information on the case. At around 6 a.m. on …

$10,000 reward offered for info on person of interest connected to Baltimore blaze that killed three firefighters

UPDATE 3: The ATF has now released surveillance video of this individual. UPDATE 2: The total reward has now been increased to $100,000. UPDATE: The total reward has been increased to $50,000. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE, MD—The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Office is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that …

Edgewood house explosion caused by disconnected gas range, candle

EDGEWOOD, MD—Investigators with the Office of the State Fire Marshal have determined the cause of an explosion that leveled a home and critically injured an Edgewood man on Sunday evening. Deputy State Fire Marshals have concluded that 67-year-old Delbert L. Markley, Jr., the homeowner, lit a candle after he improperly disconnected a gas range, subsequently allowing the home to fill …

Edgewood house explosion damages three homes, critical injuries reported

UPDATE 2: Investigators have determined the cause of the explosion – details here. UPDATE: Officials have confirmed that the explosion originated from within the home.  Investigators are currently working with BGE to determine the cause. The owner was discovered at the rear of the home. Original story below… —— EDGEWOOD, MD—Crews are on the scene of a Sunday night house …

AAA: Motorists to see relief with restart of Colonial Pipeline, State Fire Marshall offers safety tips

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Motorists in Maryland can expect to see fuel flowing at local pumps in the coming days, AAA said on Thursday. On Wednesday evening, the Colonial Pipeline announced the restart of pipeline operations. While it will take several days for operations to get back to normal, this news will help to ease the supply strain seen on the East Coast. …