A fire believed to have originated in the bathroom of an Aberdeen house early Tuesday morning caused more than $50,000 in damage to the home.
Just after 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a neighbor reported a fire in a one-story single family dwelling in the 400 block of Washington Street in Aberdeen.
Twenty-five firefighters from Aberdeen, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and the Susquehanna Hose Company had the fire under control within 15 minutes.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal estimated the fire caused $50,000 to the home and $5,000 to its contents.
A smoke alarm was not present in the home.
A preliminary cause of the fire is under investigation and anyone with information about how this fire may have started is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal (410) 836-4844.
Stolen Joppa Jeep Found Burning
A Jeep that had been reported stolen last week was found burning on a four-wheel drive trail in Joppa on Monday night.
Just after 7:30 p.m. on Monday, passersby using the 4-wheeler access road reported a vehicle on fire at the intersection of Route 152 and Fort Hoyle Road in Joppa.
The buring vehicle, a 2003 Jeep Wrangler owned by John and Susan Stump, had been reported stolen from the 100 block of Haverhill Road in Joppa on Thursday, August 23.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal determined the cause of the fire was incendiary in nature and originated from the interior passenger compartment. The fire caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to the vehicle.
Anyone with information concerning this vehicle fire is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal at (410) 836-4844. The Harford County Sheriff’s Office Auto Theft Unit is assisting with the investigation.