Emergency responders extinguished two blazes on Route 40 Tuesday night, one in the Joppa area and another in Havre de Grace, which according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office were unrelated.
At approximately 11:49 p.m. Tuesday, a passerby discovered a small fire in the interior passenger compartment of a 2005 Jeep Liberty parked in a secure lot by Havre de Grace Police on the 1700 block of Pulaski Highway in Havre de Grace. A total of 15 firefighters from the Susquehanna Hose Company brought the fire under control in about two minutes.
According to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the vehicle had been reported stolen from its owner’s residence on April 9 and was recovered the same day by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle was being stored at the lot by Havre de Grace police pending further investigation when it was intentionally set on fire by an unknown person or persons. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $8,000.
Earlier that same night, at about 9:12 p.m., a customer at Stonehouse Tattoo on the 900 block of Pulaski Highway reported another small blaze in the interior of a 2007 Honda S2000. Six firefighters from the Joppa fire company brought the fire under control in three minutes. A person or persons intentionally ignited the blaze, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact the State Fire Marshal’s Northeast Regional Office at 410-836-4844. Those with information about the Havre de Grace fire may also contact Havre de Grace police.