An early morning fire, which took 50 firefighters an hour to get under control, caused an estimated $600,000 in combined damage to a Forest Hill home on Tuesday.
Just after 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a fire was reported at a two-story wood framed dwelling in the 2400 block of Dixie Lane in Forest Hill.
The fire was discovered by the home’s occupant on the exterior rear wood framed deck. Fifty firefighteres from Bel Air, Jarrettsville, Fallston, Darlington, Level, Abingdon, and Havre de Grace responded to the two-alarm fire, which took one hour to control.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office estimated the fire caused $500,000 in damage to the home and another $100,000 in damage to its contents.
A smoke alarm was present and working in the home and a preliminary cause remains under investigation.
Anyone with information concerning the above incident is asked to contact the Bel Air Office of the State Fire Marshal at (410) 836-4844.