Friday, January 11, 2013
The fire alarm drew the Susquehanna Hose Company to Congress Avenue Friday night.
Steam triggered a fire alarm Friday night on the 600 block of Congress Avenue, according to Susquehanna Hose Company Chief Scott Hurst. Firefighters were alerted that the alarm had gone off inside an apartment building near the Saint Patrick's campus in Havre de Grace at approximately 8:07 p.m. They arrived to find that equipment in the boiler room was malfunctioning, Hurst said. The equipment malfunction resulted in steam in the building and smoke in the boiler room, according to Hurst. Firefighters shut down the equipment and had the situation under control within five to 10 minutes, Hurst told Patch. By 9 p.m., all crews were clearing the scene, Hurst said, and the maintenance company was working on the issue. Hurst said there were no …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
George Michael Scott was identified as the victim in a fatal blaze on U Way on Dec. 13, 2012.
The man who died in a Havre de Grace house fire Thursday morning was George Michael Scott, according to ABC 2 News. Firefighters found flames through the roof when they arrived at approximately 4:37 a.m. to a home on the 4100 block of U Way in Webster Village, according to Harford County EMS and Volunteer Fire spokesman Rich Gardiner. The victim was in the second floor bedroom of the Cape Cod style home, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. Scott's body was burned “beyond recognition,” according to ABC 2 News. His remains were discovered after the fire was brought under control, according to Explore Harford. Fire officials remained on the scene for several hours after the blaze was put out. Scott, 86, was an award-winning college…
A Thursday morning fire in a Havre de Grace neighborhood proved fatal, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal.
UPDATE (12:20 p.m.)—One person was killed in a Thursday morning fire in Havre de Grace, the Maryland State Fire Marshal reported in a press release. Firefighters responded to a call in Webster Village at approximately 4:37 a.m. Thursday to find flames through the roof on the 4000 block of U Way, according to the Harford County Fire and EMS Association. The victim, who has not been identified, was found on the second floor of a single-family Cape Cod style home, reported the state fire marshal. The Level Volunteer Fire Company, Susquehanna Hose Company and crews from Cecil County worked to put out the fire and conduct rescue operations. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal, the fire's cause and origin are under investigation, and …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The incident occurred just before 10:20 p.m. on Sunday.
Investigators are seeking information about a minivan fire near Havre de Grace Sunday night. A passerby reported a fire at 10:19 p.m. Sunday on the exit ramp from Interstate 95 North to Havre de Grace, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal. Hernander G. Enrique was identified as the driver of the 1997 Dodge Caravan involved in the blaze, according to the fire marshal's report, which stated that Enrique fled the scene. Firefighters from Level Volunteer Fire Company put out the blaze, which started in the engine, in approximately 10 minutes, according to the report. There was $2,100 in damage, according to the fire marshal. Maryland State Police and the Maryland State Fire Marshal are investigating. Anyone with information should call…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The fire call came at 2:41 p.m. Thursday afternoon on Revolution Street in Havre de Grace.
UPDATE 5:45 p.m.—Two people were hospitalized and six apartments deemed uninhabitable after a fire broke out at The Graw Thursday afternoon, according to first responders. Firefighters received a call from The Graw, a six-story apartment building on the 100 block of Revolution St., reporting a fire requiring rescue at 2:41 p.m., Susquehanna Hose Company Chief Scott Hurst told Patch. Firefighters arrived at 2:43 p.m. to find the blaze contained to one apartment on the second floor, said Hurst. A man was taken by ambulance to Harford Memorial Hospital in serious but stable condition, said Jeremy Mothershed, chief of the Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps. The patient, who had been in the apartment where the fire originated, was brought outside …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The fire was reported Monday, Oct. 29.
After a dumpster caught fire at the J.M. Huber Corporation Monday night, firefighters had it under control within minutes, said Susquehanna Hose Company Chief Scott Hurst. When firefighters responded to the call around 7 p.m, they found the dumpster close to the building, but Hurst said the fire did not spread since firefighters had the blaze under control within five minutes. There were no injuries, and Hurst said the cause of the fire was unknown.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Firefighters respond to Havre de Grace fire after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
A neighbor reported a shed in flames Wednesday night on the 400 block of Robin Hood Road in Havre de Grace, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal. The fire began in the 8-foot by 10-foot storage shed due to an electrical failure related to an interior light, according to an official statement. It took 20 firefighters about 10 minutes to put out the blaze, which was reported at 6:24 p.m. The fire caused $500 in structural damage and $500 in damage to the contents, according to the fire marshal. The incident remains under investigation.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Two women, two children had to stay elsewhere after fire near Route 40, which also sent one to the hospital.
One man was taken to a hospital and four people were left homeless by a fire Tuesday night at 702 Pulaski Highway in Havre de Grace, according to Chief Scott Hurst of the Susquehanna Hose Company. The fire began on a stovetop in a residence at Terrace Garden Apartments around 5:30 p.m., then spread to cabinets, the ceiling and the wall, Hurst said. “A neighbor went in and tried to extinguish the fire…and [he] was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation that was non-life-threatening,” Hurst added. Within 10 minutes of arriving at the apartment, firefighters had the blaze under control, Hurst said. Two women and two children were displaced as a result of the fire, which according to Hurst caused $3,000 to $4,000 in damages. The …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Susquehanna Hose Company responded to an emergency call at David Craig's family residence Tuesday in Havre de Grace.
UPDATED (12:15 p.m.)—A malfunctioning furnace at the Havre de Grace home of Harford County Executive David Craig caused a commotion but left no one injured Tuesday morning. The furnace filled the basement with smoke in the home in the 400 block of Congress Avenue, Susquehanna Hose Company Chief Scott Hurst said. Hurst said a seven-man crew from the Susquehanna Hose Company was on the scene in less than two minutes just before 9 a.m. Tuesday. He said the crew ventilated the basement using a fan. The crew cleared the scene within 15 minutes of arrival. Harford County spokesman Robert Thomas, speaking on behalf of Craig, said: "He is always appreciative of the work the Susquehanna Hose Company does serving their community and he is grateful …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Two men were transported to area hospitals with burns Thursday evening.
Two men were transported to area hospitals with burns after a flash fire Thursday on Robin Hood Road on the outskirts of Havre de Grace. The fire took place in the 100 block of Robin Hood Road around 7 p.m. Thursday in the back yard of a residence, where a pile of brush in a large fire pit—ignited by gasoline—burned two victims, the Maryland State Fire Marshal said in a release. Patrick Mitchell, 25, suffered first- and second-degree burns and transported himself to Harford Memorial Hospital, the fire marshal said. From there, he was transferred to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the release. Christopher Hyman was treated for first-degree burns at Harford Memorial Hospital, and was …