Monday, April 1, 2013
The early Saturday morning fire caused damage estimated to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Someone deliberately set fire to the maintenance and storage building at St. Joseph Church Fullerton early Saturday morning, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman said Monday. Read: St. Joseph Maintenance Building Destroyed in Fire Restoration Resources crews are clearing the charred structure, which was deemed "a total loss," the church's Pastor Kevin Schenning said in a statement. "Flames were leaping a hundred feet in the air by the time Baltimore County Fire units arrived. God bless the driver on Belair Road who notified 911 that flames were observed on our property," Schenning wrote on the church's website. "The maintenance building which was located by the athletic field behind the back parking lot caught fire when the spot-a-pot…
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The cause of the early Saturday blaze is still under investigation.
A maintenance building at St. Joseph Church was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning. Firefighters were called to the scene at 3:25 a.m., said Baltimore County Fire Department spokeswoman Lt. Julia Dillard. "The building and all of its contents have been deemed a total loss, and we are already working with the Archdiocese Offices of Risk Management and Insurance," the church said in a statement to parishioners posted on its website. "For now just pray for your parish and that the work ahead of us all goes smoothly." Dillard said the cause is still under investigation. Thirty fire personnel were on the scene. No injuries were reported, Dillard said. Read St. Joseph's statement in full on the church's website here. >>> Be sure to keep …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Charges could be filed against an unidentified man after he is evaluated at a local hospital, police announced.
(UPDATE, 11:45 p.m.)—A man who barricaded himself in a Perry Hall home Saturday evening was taken into police custody, Baltimore County police announced. Police said he would be taken to a local hospital for an evaluation and could later face criminal charges. Fire department personnel first responded at 6:15 p.m. to a call about a fire in the yard outside a home in the 4100 block of Link Avenue in Perry Hall in the Nottingham zip code. The fire was put out, but a man at the property retreated into the house, according to police department spokesman Lt. Robert McCullough. Fire department personnel attempted to talk to the man, at which time they observed firearms. The man barricaded himself in the house and refused to come out, McCullough…
Friday, November 2, 2012
The small fire was quickly brought under control Friday afternoon.
Firefighters responded to the Seven Courts neighborhood in Perry Hall Friday afternoon for a lawn mower fire. The small fire was reported at about 12:37 p.m. in the 3800 block of Cedarbrooke Place. It was contained outdoors and quickly brought under control, according to Julia Hardgrove, a Baltimore County police spokesperson. No one was injured, and no details were immediately available on how the fire started, Hardgrove said.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A small house fire was reported on Arwell Court off Dunfield Road on Tuesday.
Firefighters responded to a house fire in Fullerton on Tuesday afternoon. At about 2:12 p.m. on Oct. 30, a fire was reported in the unit block of Arwell Court off Dunfield Road, the Baltimore County Fire Department confirmed. The fire was small and controlled by crews by about 2:45 p.m. and no injuries were reported, a fire official said. No further details were immediately available. Special thanks to Josh Headley, who provided photos from the scene. Sign in with a free username and password and add your photos from the scene to the gallery.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Firefighters responded to Gradien Drive, off Dunfield Road, on June 13.
UPDATE (June 14, 4:46 p.m.)—Firefighters quickly controlled a fire in a pool pump room near a home, early Wednesday morning in the South Perry Hall-Fullerton area. Several fire and emergency units responded to the 8500 block of Gradien Drive, off Dunfield Road, at about 1:05 a.m. The fire was controlled shortly after 1:30 a.m. Officials believe it was caused by a electrical problem in the pool pump room, said Julia Hardgrove, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman. No one was injured, the official said. Did you witness the fire? Tell us the details in the comments, and load your photos from the scene to the media gallery.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Firefighters pulled at least two dogs and two cats from the burning Silver Spring Station Apartments complex Sunday night.
Firefighters went to great lengths to rescue some four-legged fire victims during a blaze in a Silver Spring Station Apartments building Sunday night. While all 24 of the building's human residents escaped without harm, some pets were left behind. At least two dogs and two cats were pulled from the building, said Fred Schillfarth, who was on the scene with the Central Alarmers, although one of the cats later died. While working the fire, a Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company firefighter pulled a tan, curly-haired dog from the building. "It was about two minutes later, the lady who owned the dog came up and she had tears running down her face," Schillfarth said. "I teared up myself. I'm a big dog lover." A paramedic from the Baltimore County …
A man and teenager helped residents escape a fire at Silver Spring Station Apartments Sunday night.
Among a crowd of fire victims on Sunday night, a man and teenager stood on ice-covered grass. Displaced residents of a Silver Spring Station Apartments complex, where a fire had devastated one side of the building, shook their hands and repeatedly said "Thank you." "They're the heroes here," said resident Mary Kavanagh. "They're the reason we're all safe." But if you ask 25-year-old Staff Sgt. Jeff Sanders and 13-year-old Justin Kosmicki, they say they did what anyone else would have done—they were just looking out for their neighbors. Follow Perry Hall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sanders, a recent Towson University graduate, has served two tours in Afghanistan with the Maryland Army National Guard. When he saw smoke coming from the …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
A fire struck Silver Spring Station Apartments, on the unit block of Arlen Road in Perry Hall, on Sunday night.
UPDATE (11:20 p.m.)—No one was injured in an apartment complex fire Sunday night in Perry Hall, although 12 people were displaced from their homes, a Baltimore County fire official said. Follow Perry Hall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Firefighters responded to Silver Spring Station Apartments on the unit block of Arlen Road, off Silver Spring Road, shortly after 7 p.m., according to county fire Capt. Ross Cooke. When firefighters arrived, flames were visible from the balcony of a top-floor apartment and the fire had spread into the attic of the complex. All of the building's residents had already escaped the building on their own, Cooke said. Read more about how residents escaped in the article, Soldier, Skateboarder 'Heroes' of Perry …