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Two house fires in the Chestnut Ridge area began Wednesday afternoon within 1 1/2 miles of each other, heavily damaging the structures.

The first fire, in the unit block of Rises Court, was dispatched at 2:26 p.m. The Hereford Volunteer Fire Co. arrived first and called for a Tanker Strike Team and a second alarm. The fire was called under control at 3:30 p.m.

One civilian and one firefighter patient suffered minor injuries.

The second fire, in the 1800 block of Broadway Rd., was dispatched at 3:59 p.m. Several collapses occurred during the course of this fire. The fire was called under control at 5:15 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

UPDATE: (January 29, 1:30 p.m.)

Two patients involved in a two-vehicle crash in which a commercial truck ran into a house in Upperco have been flown to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center injuries that are serious but probably not life-threatening.

Police and Fire units were dispatched to the 15400 block of Hanover Pike (Md. 30), near the Sportsman's Hall roller rink, at 10:06 a.m. The Arcadia Volunteer Fire Co. was first on the scene and found that a large commercial box truck had crashed into a home that sits close to the road. One man, the driver, was trapped in the truck.

The driver of the second vehicle, a Honda Prelude, also was trapped. At 10:14 a.m., fire officials called for a heavy rescue assignment, and within minutes crews were able to free both men from the vehicles. The truck driver was extricated at 10:27 a.m.; the driver of the car was freed at 10:33 a.m.

The BCoPD Crash Team investigation has begun. The truck was traveling north on Hanover Pike and the car was traveling south on Hanover Pike. The chain of events is unclear at this early stage of the investigation. 

BCoFD hazmat crews removed the fuel from the vehicle to prevent spillage. BCoFD's Urban Search and Rescue Unit was assigned to shore up the seriously damaged house in an effort to prevent a dangerous collapse. County building inspectors will determine whether the home should be declared unsafe.

Route 30 remains closed at this time. Motorists should avoid the area.

Twenty-two pieces of fire equipment, including units from Carroll County, responded to this call.

UPDATE (January 29 11:27 a.m.):

Two people are being flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center by Maryland State Police medivac helicopter. Their current conditions are unknown.

The truck involved is a 16 foot box truck.

Original release (January 29 10:47 a.m.):

At 10:06 a.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the area of Hanover Pike (Route 30) and Emory Road for a report of a vehicle into a house.

When personnel arrived on the scene, they found that a commercial vehicle had struck a home in the 15400 block of Hanover Pike and two people were trapped. Both persons have since been extricated. The truck went approximately 15 feet into the home which appears to be vacant.

One person is being flown to an area hospital by State Police Medivac Helicopter.

Crash Team and building inspectors are en route to the scene. The Baltimore County Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue Team is responding to shore up the home.

Hanover Pike is shut down in both directions in the area of Emory Road. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route around the area.

On February 17 at 12:29 p.m., a house fire in the 100 block of Timonium Road was reported to 911. The caller was disconnected in an attempt to escape the location.

Battalion Chief 1 and an engine from the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Station were first on the scene. Crews conducted an aggressive interior attack. Fire crews from the Texas Career Station located and rescued the victim. One adult female was transported to Bayview Burn Center in serious condition. The rescue and fire extinguishing were hampered by excessive hoarding.

The fire was reported under control at 12:57 p.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016