Monday, June 18, 2012
Benjamin Boniface, 20, died in an accident on the Boniface family's farm Monday morning.
UPDATED (1:05 p.m.)—The son of Harford County Council President Billy Boniface died in an early morning vehicle accident Monday on the family's farm in Darlington. A prelimintary investigation revealed Benjamin Boniface, 20, died when the 1994 Ford pick-up truck he was driving struck a series of fence posts along a private road on Bonita Farm in the 3700 block of Harmony Church Road, according to a statement from the Harford County Sheriff's Office. Parts of the fence broke through the windshield of the truck, injuring Boniface, according to an emailed statement from sheriff's office spokesperson Monica Worrell. Deputies believe the driver lost control of the vehicle heading into a curve in the roadway, Worrell said. The vehicle was last …
Monday, May 7, 2012
The Maryland State Fireman's Association Water Supply Drill was Sunday.
More than 150 personnel from approximately 35 fire companies from around Maryland and Pennsylvania visited Northern Harford County Sunday for the Maryland State Fireman's Association Water Supply Drill. The drill was hosted by the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Department, and used a series of ponds and a county park to practice the art of moving large volumes of water without the aid of fire hydrants. Most of the participating agencies are from rural communities, where ponds and other natural resources are used as water sources. TELL US: Do you or someone you know belong to a local volunteer fire company? Leave a comment.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
A fire burned through woods along Dembytown Road Sunday afternoon.
Residents on Dembytown Road in Joppa were being evacuated late Sunday afternoon after a five-alarm fire spread in the woods near their homes. Approximately 70 volunteer firefighters from Harford and Baltimore counties, as well as firefighters from Aberdeen Proving Ground, responded to the 500 block of Dembytown Road, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association. The initial call came at 12:45 p.m., and sirens blared for hours on Easter Sunday. Residents of Dembytown Road were being transported to Joppatowne High School. There were no injuries or structural damage reported, Gardiner said. The acreage consumed by the fire was not known as of 5 p.m., and the fire was not entirely under …
Monday, February 27, 2012
A single patient was transported by ambulance from the accident Monday evening.
A bicyclist was transported to Bayview Medical Center after being struck by a vehicle on MD Route 155 Monday evening. The condition of the unidentified patient was unknown as of 6:30 p.m, said Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Service. The incident took place at the intersection of MD Route 155—or Level Road—and Earlton Road, about a half-mile from Interstate 95 on the outskirts of Havre de Grace. Level Volunteer Fire Department responded to the incident, and the patient was transported by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Gardiner said. Stay with Patch for updates. Do you get our breaking news email alerts? Sign up for them here to make sure the breaking news comes right to your inbox.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The fire took place in the 4100 block of Flintville Road Thursday afternoon.
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- Sean Welsh
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Volunteers from six fire companies needed 10 minutes to extinguish a blaze in Darlington Thursday afternoon. The fire took place at a home in the 4100 block of Flintville Road around 3:15 p.m. Thursday, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. A resident of the home escaped without injury, Gardiner said. The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the incident. Darlington, Whiteford, Level, York County, Delta-Cardiff and Bel Air dispatched firefighters to the scene, Gardiner said.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
The fire took place Saturday morning in Edgewood.
A firefighter was transported to a local hospital after suffering burns in a fire Saturday morning in Edgewood. The fire took place in the 1200 block of Valley Leaf Court Saturday morning, and was under control in 20 minutes, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Fire and EMS Association. Residents in the townhome were not injured, according to Gardiner. Gardiner said smoke was showing when 60 firefighters from Joppa, Magnolia, Abingdon, APG Edgewood, Kingsville and Bel Air fire departments responded. Fallston Volunteer Fire Department transferred personnel to Joppa for standby. A firefighter from Joppa was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for minor burns, Gardiner said. The Maryland State Fire …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The incident occurred around 11 p.m. Wednesday.
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- Sean Welsh
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
UPDATED (Thursday, 8:30 a.m.)—U.S. Route 1 remains closed at the Susquehanna River after a tractor trailer hauling fuel caught on fire on the Cecil County side of the Conowingo Dam late Wednesday. Maryland State Police at the North East barracks said traffic remained closed as of 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The accident, first reported by Patch, took place around 11 p.m. Wednesday. According to Harford County Fire and EMS spokesman Rich Gardiner, a medevac helicopter was en route to the area shortly before 11:30 p.m. to transport one patient. Emergency radio communications indicated that as much as 3,000 gallons of fuel was spilled, but Gardiner said he did not know how much fuel the truck was carrying. WBAL reported that approximately 7,500 …
Friday, October 14, 2011
An accident occurred near mile marker 81.
(UPDATE 4:05 p.m.)—A duty officer for the Maryland State Police said the fuel is "almost cleaned up," but that only the far left lane of Interstate 95 is open near mile marker 81. --- A "large amount of diesel" has spilled near mile marker 81 of southbound Interstate 95 Friday after a car accident, a county emergency services spokesman said. For instant updates, follow Bel Air Patch on Facebook and Twitter. The shoulder and the two far right lanes of the highway are closed at the scene, a duty officer for the Maryland State Police JFK Barrack said. The officer said a tractor trailer "jackknifed" and that no other vehicles were involed in the accident. The incident is just north of the Riverside exit near Maryland Route 543. Harford County …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Updates from the cleanup of Hurricane Irene in Harford County.
5:12 p.m. Harford County Public Schools are closed Monday. 4:54 p.m. Harford County government offices are closed Monday. Essential personnel should still report. 4:39 p.m. If you have a downed tree or debris in your yard and you live in: Town of Bel Air: You are responsible for chopping the tree up and transporting any debris to a county landfill. The town Department of Public Works is not cleaning up yards, a dispatcher for the Bel Air Police Department said. If there is a tree in the road or on a house, call the police department at 410-638-4500. Do not touch trees with wires on them. Harford County: Take debris to the Scarboro Landfill at 3135 Scarboro Road in Street beginning Monday. More information to come. 3:34 p.m. There are 89 …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Gov. Martin O'Malley has declared a state of emergency as a result of Thursday's storms.
UPDATED (Friday, 7:12 a.m.)—All roads were reopened shortly before 6 a.m. --- Heavy rains caused street flooding and travel troubles throughout Harford County Thursday. Below is a list of road closures as of 10:16 p.m. NEW CLOSURES ORIGINAL LIST USE CAUTION OR AVOID REOPENED Authorities expect more closures as the rain continues through midnight. Drivers should exercise extreme caution and travel only if absolutely necessary. "I’d like to remind citizens not to drive through high-standing water. If they come upon high-standing water, they should turn around and come back the way they came," said Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Fire and EMS Association. "It brings the emergency responders out to situations they don't need to…