Kingsville house fire triggers regional response

Fire departments from Baltimore and Harford counties responded to a house fire Saturday evening in the Kingsville area. According to the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, the call came at about 6:44 p.m. regarding a fire in the 11500 block of Sherwood Road, Kingsville.

Due to a lack of fire hydrants in the area, additional fire engines with large volumes of water were requested, according to JMVFC. Firefighters used chain saws to cut the roof open, allowing the smoke and heat to escape, while personnel also searched the home for occupants, but none were found.

In addition to Joppa Magnolia, personnel from Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company in Harford County, Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company, White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company, Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company, Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company, Hereford Volunteer Fire Company, Middleborough Volunteer Fire Company, Long Green Volunteer Fire Company, Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company and Baltimore County Fire Department responded to the incident.

There were no reported injuries. Baltimore County Fire Department's Fire Investigation Division is investigating the cause and origin of the fire, according to JMVFC.

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