UPDATE: (2:04 a.m.)—Flames enveloped Anderson Hardware in Joppa Tuesday evening, closing westbound lanes on U.S. Route 40 to traffic and injuring two firefighters. Get
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Around 6:30 p.m. firefighters from the Joppa-Magnolia and surrounding volunteer fire companies responded to a fire call at Anderson Hardware in the 900 block of U.S. Route 40, or Pulaski Highway, in Joppa, according to a post on Harford County Md Fire & EMS PIO Media Page.
The injured firefighters, both members of the Aberdeen Proving Ground
fire department, were transported to local hospitals with "minor"
injuries, according to a news release from the Joppa-Magnolia Fire
The building was unoccupied at the time of the fire, according to the release.
release added that "the fire escalated to the equivalent of
three alarms," and required 80 first-responders and some 31 pieces of