Five dozen firefighters from nine local companies battled a two-alarm blaze which destroyed a vacant Churchville home late Sunday night, state fire officials said.
The fire broke out in a two-story home on the 3500 block of McCommons Road in Churchville, and was reported by a neighbor just before 11:30 p.m., according to a release from the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The home was owned by the Harford County Airport Owners Group, which operates the nearby Harford County Airport in Aldino.
An estimated 60 firefighters from the Level, Darlington, Susquehanna, Aberdeen, Perryville, Abingdon, Bel Air, Joppa-Magnolia and Aberdeen Proving Ground fire companies brought the blaze under control in approximately 30 minutes, the fire marshal’s office said.
The home was not occupied and was considered a total loss, including $200,000 for the structure and $20,000 for its contents.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact the State Fire Marshal’s Northeast Regional Office at 410-836-4844.