UPDATE (12:25 a.m.)—One person was pronounced dead at the scene as Harford County firefighters battled a blaze in an Edgewood townhouse early Friday evening.
The Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company confirmed the death in an email to Patch just after 11 p.m. Friday. Explore Harford cited a State Fire Marshal's report that a 5-year-old boy had died.
Initial reports indicated that two people were trapped inside a middle-of-group townhome in the Harford Square development, according to Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association spokesman Rich Gardiner.
Gardiner posted on the association's Facebook page that crews from Joppa, Abingdon and Aberdeen Proving Ground responded to a fire at the residence on the K Court in the 1400 block of Charlestown Drive, off Harford Square Dr.
More than 40 volunteers and four career firefighters from APG were on the scene, according to a release from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company. That statement indicated Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company also responded.
Maryland State Police Homicide Division and the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office are investigating the blaze.
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