Emergency responders dealt with three fires this past weekend, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office.
A blaze broke out Sunday shortly after 9 p.m. at a vacant two-story single-family home on the 2500 block of Bel Air Road in Fallston. The fire appeared to have begunin the home’s family room, and 50 firefighters from the Fallston, Joppa, Bel Air, and Kingsville fire departments brought it under control in about an hour. Damage from the fire is estimated at $80,000, and the cause remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Bel Air Office of the State Fire Marshal at 410-836-4844.
A fire at a two-bedroom home on the 1700 block of Crimson Tree Way in Edgewood was reported shortly before 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to the State Fire Marshal. The blaze, which was ruled accidental, began on the roof of the home and was brought under control in approximately 45 minutes by 50 firefighters from the Joppa, Aberdeen, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and Kingsville fire companies. The fire caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to the home and an additional $2,000 in damage to its contents.
Earlier that same morning, a fire ignited a 1994 Ford F-150 XLT truck located at the 1000 block of Rosemont Drive in Joppa. State Fire Marshal authorities traced the cause of the fire to a malfunction in the engine compartment. Six firefighters from the Joppa fire company brought the blaze under control in approximately 10 minutes, and damage to the vehicle was estimated at $2,500.