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  • Harford County government loses Internet service after Sunday's storm

    Harford County government loses Internet service after Sunday's storm
    Harford County government got its Internet service restored Monday afternoon after having no web access or email for about 16 hours, an apparent casualty of the thunderstorms that swept through the area around midnight Sunday. The county website went...
  • Children evacuated safely as fire damages home in Joppa Thursday

    Children evacuated safely as fire damages home in Joppa Thursday
    Three building fires were reported Wednesday and Thursday in Harford County, the most recent in a home in Joppa where seven children were safely evacuated, fire officials said. About 11 a.m. Thursday, Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company firefighters...
  • North Laurel house fire displaces family

    North Laurel house fire displaces family
    A North Laurel house caught fire Thursday night, likely displacing a Howard County family from their home, fire department officials said. Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services firefighters and paramedics responded to the home in the...
  • Suspect charged with arson in Brooklyn Park fire

    Suspect charged with arson in Brooklyn Park fire
    A Brooklyn Park man was arrested and charged after a fire in Anne Arundel County Monday morning that injured one person. Xavien Neal Pinkney, 23, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree arson, two counts of malicious burning in...
  • Fire hits two homes in Aberdeen on Monday

    Fire hits two homes in Aberdeen on Monday
    Two Aberdeen homes were damaged by fires on Monday. The first fire was reported shortly before 2 p.m. in the first block of Grant Street, the Harford County Fire & EMS Association reported. It was initially reported as a possible rescue, as a girl...
  • House fire near Havre de Grace displaces residents; discarded cigarette blamed

    House fire near Havre de Grace displaces residents; discarded cigarette blamed
    A modular home on Chapel Road near Havre de Grace was damaged and its residents displaced following a fire Wednesday afternoon caused by a discarded cigarette, fire investigators said. The fire in the 2002 block Chapel Road was reported shortly after...
  • Two large fires break out in Baltimore vacant properties

    Two large fires break out in Baltimore vacant properties
    Baltimore firefighters battled two separate two-alarm fires in vacant properties Monday evening and early Tuesday morning, though no one was injured in either incident. One fire broke out in the 5700 block of Eastern Ave., on the edge of the Johns...
  • Two youths arrested after fire in utility building near Dublin School

    Two youths arrested after fire in utility building near Dublin School
    Two juveniles were arrested and are being charged in connection with a fire intentionally set Friday afternoon in a utility building used to store athletic equipment behind Dublin Elementary School in Street, fire investigators said. The juveniles, ages...
  • Fallston man, homes across the region struck by lightning this week

    Lightning struck a Fallston man and was blamed for several house fires as storms moved through the region this week, volunteer fire companies and fire departments said. The man, who was not identified, was struck about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday while...
  • Numerous house fires in region overnight, some caused by lightning

    Numerous house fires in region overnight, some caused by lightning
    Numerous fires, many thought to be sparked by lightning from a storm that passed through the area, damaged homes in the Baltimore region overnight, according to volunteer companies and fire departments. In Harford County, authorities said a bolt of...
  • Street could be renamed after boy who died trying to save his siblings from a fire

    Street could be renamed after boy who died trying to save his siblings from a fire
    A Baltimore councilman plans to push a measure to rename a street after the 8-year-old boy who died after trying to save his siblings from a fire in the family's rowhouse. Decerio Coley threw his 4-year-old sister from a window into the arms of...
  • Lightning strike damages Monkton church

    Lightning strike damages Monkton church
    The Monkton United Methodist Church was damaged when lightning struck the steeple early Thursday morning, according to Baltimore County officials. Police responded to a caller at 1:37 a.m. who said that lightning had struck the steeple and started a...