Baltimore County crews respond to fire at Salvation Army store on Joppa Road

No injuries were reported Wednesday morning in a pair of incidents related to the Salvation Army Thrift Store on East Joppa Road near Towson — one regarding a fire, and another involving an accident in which a fire engine was involved in an accident while responding to the scene.

According to Capt. Bruce Schultz, with Investigative Services in the Office of the Fire Marshal, Baltimore County fire crews responded to a report at the Salvation Army store in the 1700 block of E. Joppa Road at about 8:45 a.m.

Crews found heavy smoke in the store and a fire in the rear of the store. The fire was put out and the incident was deemed under control at 9:20 a.m., according to the report. There were no injuries.

Schultz said Wednesday afternoon that there were no immediate estimate of damages, and the cause of the blaze is still under investigation. The store, he said, was closed due to the incident.

"It was extremely smokey in there," he said. "It is closed."

Ten fire companies and 40 personnel responded to the scene. Schultz said an engine from Fullerton was involved in an accident while on the way to Joppa Road. He said he had no specific details of that accident, but no one was reported injured.

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