An Aberdeen home sustained severe damage in a Monday night fire, the cause of which remains under investigation.
A passerby reported the fire at approximately 10:51 p.m. at a two-story home in the 400 block of Roberts Way in Aberdeen, according to a release from the Office of the State Fire Marshal. A total of 50 firefighters from the Aberdeen, Havre de Grace, Level, and Aberdeen Proving Ground fire companies brought the blaze under control in about 20 minutes.
According to the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association, the presence of a car in the driveway but the lack of anyone outside when units arrived led to a search of the home, which firefighters determined was empty.
Damage to the home was estimated at $100,000, and damages to its contents were estimated at $75,000, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The fire was traced to a living room crawl space, but the exact cause of the blaze had not been determined at the time of the release; an issue with an electrical outlet and nearby transformer had not been ruled out.