From the office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal:
Deputy State Fire Marshals are continuing an investigation into the cause of a two alarm fire that heavily damaged a three story, 4,500 square foot home this afternoon.
The 4:07 p.m. fire at 1409 North Berwick Court located in the Glen Angus Development in Bel Air caused extensive damage and displaced owners Timothy and Suzanne Fox. The owners discovered the fire on the rear deck area after being alerted by their working smoke alarms and notified 911. Units from Bel Air, Abingdon, Joppa, Fallston and Level fire departments transported sixty firefighters to the scene and controlled the blaze within 45 minutes. Investigators estimate the damage to the home to be in excess of one million dollars.
There were no reported injuries during this incident and the owners are being assisted by immediate family members.
Investigators have determined the fire originated on the deck attached to the rear of the dwelling. The cause for the fire remains under investigation at this time.