Business, Police/Fire

Perry Hall fire station captain retires after 33-year career

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A longtime Baltimore County firefighter has retired. Captain Terry “Harpo” Berkeridge announced his retirement from the Baltimore County Fire Department following a 33-year career. After serving as captain of the Perry Hall fire station for the past 20 years, Captain Berkeridge has hung up his gear. Captain Berkeridge was also a lifetime member of the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company. …


Police/Fire, Traffic

House fire reported in Overlea

OVERLEA, MD—Crews responded to a house fire in the Overlea area on Sunday morning. The fire was reported at around 6:30 a.m. in the 7200-block of Belair Road (21206). Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire showing from the dwelling. There has been no word on any injuries. Motorists should use caution in the area.


Crews investigating possible gas leak in Nottingham

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Crews are investigating a possible gas leak in the Nottingham area. At just before 8:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, firefighters responded to the unit block of Cardor Court (21236) for a report of a gas leak. A residential building is being evacuated while crews investigate. There has been no word on any injuries. Motorists should use caution in the …

7-year-old boy dies following Christmas Day, three-alarm fire in Baltimore County

GWYNN OAK, MD—A 7-year-old boy has died following a Christmas Day apartment fire in Baltimore County. At just before 12:30 a.m. on December 25, crews responded to an apartment fire with rescue in the 6700-block of Townbrook Drive (21207). First-arriving police and fire units found an apartment building fully involved with heavy fire. Firefighters rescued a young boy, identified as …

Overnight vehicle fire reported on I-95

WHITE MARSH, MD—Crews battled an intense vehicle fire on Interstate 95 on Saturday night. The fire was reported at just before 11:00 p.m. along southbound I-95 between the Mountain Road and White Marsh Boulevard exits. Several fire companies responded to the scene and extinguished the blaze. No injuries were reported. Photo via Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company  

Student injured, classroom damaged after car crashes into Pine Grove Middle School

CARNEY, MD—Authorities remain on the scene after a vehicle crashed into Pine Grove Middle School on Thursday morning. At just before 8:45 a.m., a car struck and broke through the wall of a classroom at the Carney-area school. All students and staff were immediately evacuated and the fire department and medical personnel responded. Baltimore County Public Schools officials say one …

Smoke odor, haze fills Baltimore skies following overnight fire at recycling plant

HALETHORPE, MD—Many Baltimore County residents are waking up to the smell of smoke on Thanksgiving morning. The Baltimore County Fire Department reports that a fire broke out at a recycling plant in Halethorpe early Thursday morning. The blaze broke out at around 2:30 a.m. at a plant in the 2200-block of Halethorpe Farms Road. Crews are continuing to work to …

Critical injuries reported after train hits pedestrian in Middle River

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—A pedestrian has sustained critical injuries after being struck by a train in Middle River. The incident was reported at around 1 p.m. on Monday in the area of Golden Ring Road at Orems Road (21220), according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. Life-threatening injuries are being reported and rescue crews are attempting to extricate the victim. Motorists …