Harford County firefighters responded to three small fires in less than an hour early Saturday morning across the greater Bel Air area, according to the state fire marshal’s office, including one blaze discovered by a fire official responding to an earlier call.
The first fire was reported at approximately 3:30 a.m. by a passerby who discovered inside a dumpster on the 700 block of Henderson Road in Bel Air. Five firefighters from the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company brought the blaze under control in about a minute. Damage to the dumpster was estimated at $50 and the preliminary cause of the blaze has been ruled as incendiary in nature.
The next fire broke out at about 4 a.m. in the woods between Cedar Lane and Cedarday Drive in Bel Air. A deputy fire marshal on their way to another call in the area found the blaze in the passenger compartment of a 2002 Jeep Wrangler.
A total of six firefighters from the Abingdon Fire Company extinguished the blaze in about five minutes. The vehicle was reported stolen from the 1200 block of Holloway Road in Darlington, and damage to it was estimated at $7,000. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the State Fire Marshall’s Office at 410-836-4844.
Finally, a third fire was discovered by a passerby at a platform stage located in Hickory Park on the 2300 block of Ady Road in Hickory. Five firefighters from the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company brought the blaze under control in about two minutes. The preliminary cause and area of origin of the fire remain under investigation, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.