Harford County emergency responders handled two incidents over the weekend, one involving a stolen vehicle and the other taking place at a local home.
The former was reported at approximately 4:18 a.m. Saturday night by a passerby in the area of Route 40 east of Route 543 in Aberdeen, who discovered a blaze in the interior compartment of a 2000 Honda CR-V. According to the State Fire Marshal’s Northeast Office, the vehicle had been reported stolen from New Castle County, Delaware. The vehicle’s license plates had been removed and it was driven off the shoulder and over an embankment.
Five firefighters from the Aberdeen fire company, assisted by members of the Maryland State Police, secured the vehicle in about five minutes. Damage to the vehicle totaled $3,000. Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Fire Marshal’s Office at 410-836-4844.
Later that same day, members of the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company responded to a call on the 1300 block of Fordham Court in Bel Air. An extension cord was found resting in a puddle of water but, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, no fire actually occurred.