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.
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.