Local firefighters battled a blaze Wednesday which broke out in an apartment on Crocker Drive in Bel Air, and transported the apartment’s occupant to a nearby hospital for an emergency petition evaluation.
The fire was discovered by the occupant of an apartment on the 200 block of Crocker Drive shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday morning. A total of 30 firefighters from the Bel Air, Abingdon, and Fallston fire companies responded, and brought the blaze under control in about 15 minutes.
Damages to the structure were estimated at $10,000, and $10,000 to its contents. The cause of the fire was ruled incendiary, with multiple points of origin.
The occupant of the apartment was transported by Bel Air police to Harford Memorial Hospital for an emergency petition evaluation, a procedure used to take an individual into custody for an evaluation against their will.