Edgewood house fire

Firefighters from three Harford County companies quickly put out a fire in an enclosed porch at a home in Edgewood Monday morning. (Photo courtesy of Joppa-Magnolia, Homestead Publishing / December 5, 2012)

Firefighters were called to control a small fire in an Edgewood home Monday morning.

Just after 9:30 a.m., Harford County 911 received a call reporting a fire in the first block of McCann Street in Edgewood. The first unit on the scene reported "smoke visible," according to monitored Harford County emergency radio broadcasts.

Fire units from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Abingdon Fire Company and the Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department responded, according to a news release from Joppa-Magnolia VFC.

The Joppa-Magnolia fire chief was first to arrive and reported a small fire in an enclosed porch attached to a two-story, single family home, according to the release.


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Fire trucks from the Joppa-Magnolia's Edgewood Station arrived within three minutes and quickly extinguished the fire, according to the release. Additional Joppa-Magnolia firefighters checked inside the home for any fire that may have spread; no damage was found.

The cause of the fire was a hot soldering iron that ignited combustible materials nearby, according to the news release.

No injuries were reported.

Eight pieces of fire apparatus with 26 volunteer firefighters from all three Joppa-Magnolia stations operated on the incident for 30 minutes, the fire company news release states.

Aberdeen area house fire

Fire marshals are continuing to investigate the cause of a fire that did minor damage to a home in the Carsins Run area west of Aberdeen on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 29.

The fire was reported just before 9:40 p.m. in the garage of a one-story, wood frame rancher in the 3400 block of Churchville Road, according to a notice of investigation from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.

The fire was discovered by the occupants of the home, and 20 firefighters from the Level Volunteer Fire Company, Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company and Aberdeen Fire Department responded. The fire was brought under control in about five minutes, according to the notice of investigation. No injuries were reported.

Damage was estimated at $2,000 to the structure and $300 to contents.

No determination of cause has been made, according to the notice of investigation.