Thursday, May 2, 2013
The volunteer firefighter who was was critically injured during the April 24 fire in Reisterstown died Thursday at Maryland Shock Trauma. His funeral is set for Sunday.
It was a horrific fire April 24 that the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company was called to control. Volunteer firefighter Gene Kirchner, 25, and several others were searching the home at 19 Hanover Rd., trying to find a resident because "very, very agitated residents were screaming that someone was trapped," Baltimore County Fire Chief John Hohman said during a press conference Thursday afternoon. "Gene and others, they attempted to rescue the individual," Hohman said, calling the fire "horrific." Kirchner, a nine-year veteran of the company, died on Thursday at Maryland Shock Trauma after spending eight days in critical condition. "Gene himself ended up being rescued from the second floor by his co-volunteers here at Reisterstown and two …
The 25-year-old is the second fatality from a house fire April 24 at 19 Hanover Road in Reisterstown.
UPDATE (2:30 p.m.)--Volunteer Firefighter Gene Kirchner died Thursday afternoon at Maryland Shock Trauma, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. The member of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire company was critically injured April 24 while doing a search during a house fire at 19 Hanover Rd in Reisterstown. "It is with deep sorrow and regret that the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company announces the line of duty passing of Firefighter Gene Kirchner," according to a statement from the fire company. "Gene succumbed to his injures after an 8-day fight." Gene was a 9-year member of the fire company, and was a junior firefighter for 2 years, it states. "A full fire department funeral will be scheduled." A 58-year-old resident died …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Crews extinguished a fire Monday afternoon in Dundalk. No injuries were reported.
Officials are investigating the cause of a fire Monday afternoon in the 2900 block of Cornwall Road in Dundalk. At 12:43 p.m. Monday, a passer-by called 911 after noticing heavy, black smoke coming from a home's front door, fire department spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher said. Fire crews saw the smoke, and found a heavy fire on the second floor of the home. Fourteen vehicles and 40 fire personnel were called to the scene, Rogers-Feher said. The fire was declared knocked down at 12:55 p.m., she said. The residents were not home at the time and no injuries were reported, but animal control officers were called to the scene for two cats who were in the home. Rogers-Feher said she had no information on the condition of the cats.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Nobody was home when flames emerged from a house on Bay Front Road Monday.
UPDATE (4:45 p.m.)—A house fire was reported in Edgemere Monday at 11:58 a.m., according to Baltimore County Police and Fire spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Fehrer. The fire was on the 7400 block of Bay Front Road, she said. "Flames were coming from the front of the house," said Rogers-Fehrer, who noted that by the time the first engine arrived at 12:03 p.m., many people had called to report the blaze. In all, Rogers-Fehrer said that 17 emergency vehicles responded to the incident. Engine 9 from Edgemere was the first on the scene, and its crew reported seeing heavy smoke around and throughout the single-family home, Rogers-Fehrer said. She said the fire was under control at 12:37 p.m. and the cause remains under an investigation. BGE was called…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The blaze on North Point Road was reported Wednesday evening.
Firefighters responded to what was reported as a house fire in Fort Howard at 6:49 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Baltimore County fire dispatch personnel. When firefighters arrived at the home in the 9200 block of North Point Road, they found that a pot of food on the stove caught fire and spread to the kitchen, the dispatcher said. The fire was knocked out shortly after 7 p.m., according to the dispatcher, who said there were no injuries. It was not immediately known whether anyone was in the house at the time.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
No injuries were reported in the blaze, which started Saturday morning.
Fire crews are on the scene of a house fire in the 100 block of Balnew Avenue. A fire department spokesman said crews were called to the scene at 10:48 a.m. Saturday and, as of noon, were still on the scene. The spokesman said there were no injuries reported in the fire. Stay with Patch for updates.
Monday, January 28, 2013
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Saturday, January 26, 2013
Philadelphia Road was closed so firefighters could battle the blaze.
(UPDATE) 3:10 p.m.— A three alarm blaze that apparently started in the Jacky Chen carry out damaged five other stores in the Rosedale Village shopping center. Baltimore County firefighters responded to a call for a fire at 12:42 p.m. Saturday at 8426 Philadelphia Road and called for additional help, according to a news release. While battling the blaze, it spread to five additional stores. Firefighters are still at the scene and investigating what started the fire. There were no reported injuries, according to a news release. Follow Patch for updates.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Two firefighters suffered non-life threatening burns at fire on Jenelles Way.
Two firefighters suffered minor, non-life threatening burns while battling a blaze on the 7700 block of Jenelles Way in Fullerton Saturday morning, a Baltimore County Fire Department spokesman said. Fire Director Glenn Blackwell said fire crews responded at 10:05 a.m. to 7704 Jenelles Way. Firefighters reported fire in the basement and that all of those living in the home were out of the residence, Blackwell added. The fire was placed under control in 20 minutes and the injured firefighters were both transported to Bayview Burn Center for treatment, Blackwell said. No civilians were injured in the fire.
Monday, October 3, 2011
There was a fire Friday at the RG Steel plant at Sparrows Point.
No one was injured following a fire Friday at the RG Steel plant at Sparrows Point. However, firefighters called to the plant's tin mill had to overcome nonfunctioning hydrants, according to a Baltimore Brew story Monday. Elise Armacost, the county's chief public safety information officer, is quoted in the story confirming an earlier Brew report Monday about the lack of functioning fire hydrants at the tin mill. The Brew story also includes an anonymously-sent photo of the blaze. The call for the fire came at 12:04 p.m. and fire crews arrived on the scene and discovered smoke and fire. Armacost told Patch that crews fought the fire from the inside with multiple handlines. Armacost said the fire was under control as of 1:50 p.m. and that …