From the Harford County Fire and EMS Association:
At 9:28 a.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2016, Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company along with mutual aide from Fallston Volunteer Fire Company, Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company, Baltimore County Station 47 (Jacksonville), and York County Fawn Grove were dispatched on the initial alarm to the 2000 block of Baldwin Mill Road in Fallston. A second alarm assignment brought additional units from Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company and Norrisville Volunteer Fire Company to the scene. Baltimore County Rehab unit 155 was also requested to the scene.
Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company arrived at 9:35 a.m. with fire through the roof of the residence and requested the 2nd alarm at 9:39 a.m. No one was home at the time of the incident and reports indicate the neighbors called in the fire to the Harford County 911 center. The family dog was able to get out of the house with out incident and there are no injuries civilian or FD personnel. A family of four has been displaced from this fire.
FD units cleared at 1222 hours, Baldwin Mill RD was shut down between Putnam Rd and Charles St. The roadway is back open at this time.
Office of the State Fire Marshal made the preliminary determination that the fire, which is estimated to have caused $150,000 to the dwelling and its contents, originated in the woodstove flue pipe due to a malfunction of flue pipe. A smoke alarm was present, but did not activate due to fire originating on exterior of home (flue).
Photo courtesy of Jarrettsville VFC