Police/Fire

Overnight fire in Essex leaves 1 injured, 3 displaced

ESSEX, MD—Crews responded to a building fire in Essex overnight. At just after 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, units were dispatched to 331 S. Marlyn Ave (21221) for a building fire. Crews arrived to find heavy fire showing from the side of the building. The Baltimore County Fire Department reports that the blaze was under control by 1:30 a.m. One adult …


Police/Fire

Crews respond to fire at vacant Essex home

ESSEX, MD—Crews are on the scene of a Tuesday afternoon house fire in the Essex area. The fire was reported at around 1 p.m. in the 400-block of John Avenue (21221). The Baltimore County Fire Department reports that the home was vacant and that the blaze has been extinguished. No injuries were reported. Photo via Baltimore County Fire Department


Driver ejected after tractor-trailer falls from Baltimore County bridge, Metro shut down

UPDATE: The Metro has reopened but I-795 remains shut down.  Baltimore County Public Schools officials have issued the following statement: BCPS is preparing for possible traffic delays this afternoon due to a serious accident that is impacting I-695 and I-795 near Pikesville.  (The Baltimore County Fire Department) has advised motorists to avoid the impacted areas. Bus transportation may be impacted …

BCPS Grade 3 students honored in Baltimore County Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Poster Contest

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools’ Grade 3 students were honored last night for their participation in the annual Baltimore County Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Poster Contest. During an award ceremony at Dundalk High School, the five students received awards while 28 others received honorable mentions. Awards were presented to: 1st Place – Alan Rodriguez-Zambrano, Fifth District Elementary School 2nd place …

Baltimore County Fire Department announces promotions to Fire Captain, EMS Captain, Fire Lieutenant, Fire Specialist

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Fire Department announced several promotions this week. Fire Chief Joanne Rund recently announced promotions to the ranks of Fire Captain, EMS Captain, Fire Lieutenant, and Fire Specialist. FIRE CAPTAIN Fire Lt. Roland Dembeck Fire Lt. Bruce Fleming Fire Lt. Theodore Queen EMS CAPTAIN EMS Lt. Amy Backhaus FIRE LIEUTENANT EMT/FF John Bangerd FADO David Hepner FS …

Dundalk house fire leaves one dead

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 85-year-old Joseph Nicols.  Investigators have determined that the fire began in a bedroom.  The cause remains under investigation. Original story below… —— SPARROWS POINT, MD—Crews responded to a house fire in Dundalk overnight. The blaze was reported at around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday in the 2500-block of Snyder Avenue (21222). The first arriving …

First responder, civilian seriously injured in Middle River crash

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Two people were injured in a crash in Middle River on Thursday evening. The two-vehicle accident was reported at just after 8 p.m. at the intersection of Middle River Road at Pawnee Road. The Baltimore County Fire Department reports that a first responder and a civilian were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The cause of the …

Crews rescue pedestrian trapped under light rail train in Lutherville

LUTHERVILLE, MD—Crews rescued a pedestrian who became trapped under a light rail train in Baltimore County on Thursday evening. The incident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. in the 100-block of West Ridegly Road in Lutherville (21093). The Baltimore County Fire Department says the person was rescued then transported to a local hospital. There has been no update on their condition.