At 12:03 PM on February 11, 2018, the @harford_county_government_ Department of Emergency Services 911 Center received a call reporting a house on fire in the 1700 block of Old Joppa Road, Kingsville. Within two minutes, a one alarm assignment was dispatched bringing units from the @jmvfc8 (JMVFC), @kingsville_fire_rescue_ems_48 (KVFC), Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Co., and the @abingdonfire (AFC). Large water tankers from the KVFC and FVFAC were also dispatched due to the lack of fire hydrants in the area. The first unit to arrive was the JMVFC Fire Chief. He arrived at 12:11 PM and reported smoke showing from a single story, single family dwelling. Additional resources were requested, bringing units from @belairvolfireco (BAVFC). Firefighters arrived and took hoses inside the house, going down the steps into the basement where the fire was located. It took about 20 minutes to bring the blaze under control. One civilian was transported in stable condition by JMVFC ambulance to the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center for treatment of a medical condition. During the search of the residence, a cat was located and pronounced dead at the scene. A dog was able to escape the fire safely. @md_osfm was requested to investigate the cause and origin of the fire. Deputies determined that the fire started in the basement, but are still investigating the cause. They reported that the fire was discovered when the owner/occupant, who was at the neighbor's house, noticed smoke coming from the home and called 911. Nobody was inside the home at the time of the fire. Damage is estimated at $75,000. The residents are being assisted by family members. @harford_sheriff Deputies assisted with traffic control during the incident until the arrival of FVFAC Fire Police. Old Joppa Road was closed from Old Mountain Road North to Jerusalem Road for about two hours. The ladies auxiliary from the BAVFC responded with their support unit and provided refreshments to the personnel on scene.
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