Two people died early Wednesday morning in a house fire in Bethesda, authorities said. The fire broke out about 1 a.m. in a house in the 4900 block of Western Avenue. The street forms the boundary between the District and Montgomery County.
“Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” That is the theme of this year’s National Fire Prevention Week, which began Oct. 7 and continues through Oct. 13. Across the county, firefighters responded to nearly 1.32 million fires in 2017. Those fires accounted for 3,420 deaths.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a Hampstead house fire that occurred Monday evening. Almost exactly 24 hours after a fire destroyed a home in the same town Sunday, a bedroom fire on the 4800 block of Hillock Lane was called into the Hampstead volunteer fire company.
October 7 - 13 is National Fire Prevention Week and Harford County officials urge all citizens to make a fire safety plan. Many Harford fire companies will be holding their annual open houses throughout the month in conjunction with the national observance of Fire Prevention Week.
In the ongoing the debate over how to best operate fire and EMS services in Harford County, the non-human factor often gets overlooked or put well behind the question about who should be doing what and, ultimately, if they should be paid for their services.
The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal is investigating a Westminster truck fire that occurred Friday evening. A neighbor reported the fire at 6:33 p.m. on Aug. 31, when the engine compartment of a 2003 Peterbilt commercial truck caught fire in the 4000 block of Littlestown Pike.
Fire companies in Carroll County would have a nice, shiny new tool to recruit and retain volunteers if a plan submitted by the Volunteer Emergency Services Association holds up to legal review and is passed by the Board of County Commissioners.
Traffic advisories are in effect for the memorial services Friday and Saturday in Joppa for Howard County firefighter Nathan Eric Flynn, a Havre de Grace resident who was killed battling a blaze Monday morning at a Clarksville home.