Apartment fire reported in Parkville, rescues in progress

FireCrews are responding to the scene of a Friday night apartment fire in the Hillendale neighborhood in Parkville.

At just before 7:30 p.m., units responded to the area of Dowling Circle (21234), near the intersection of Loch Raven Boulevard and Taylor Avenue.

Fire personnel arrived to find fire and smoke in the three-story apartment building.

Crews are currently helping trapped occupants escape from the building.

A second medic unit has been requested.  There has been no word on the severity of any injuries.

Rescues are in progress and motorists should use caution in the area.

Puppy rescued from Middle River storm drain

Puppy Storm Drain Middle RiverA puppy in Middle River had a “ruff” day on Monday, but all’s well that end’s well.

Baltimore County officials say emergency crews responded to the 800 block of Lowe Road (21220), where they found that someone’s pup had fallen into a storm drain.

FS Mike Joyce rescued the canine and checked him for injuries.

They found none and the dog was given a clean bill of health.

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.

Multiple vehicles trapped in flooded Middle River roadway

Rescue crews were attempting to rescue several vehicles stuck along flooded Middle River roadways early Saturday morning.

At about 1 a.m., fire & rescue units responded to the area of Wilson Point Road at Eastern Boulevard.

Reports indicate that several vehicles are trapped in knee-deep flood waters.

The road has been shut down while the rescue operation is under way.

Motorists should avoid the area.