A man sustained burns in an early morning accidental house fire in Edgewood attributed to unattended cooking.
The fire was reported just before 1 a.m. in the kitchen of a two-story home in the 500 block of Arum Court in Edgewood, according to a release from the Office of the State Fire Marshal. A total of 30 firefighters from the Abingdon, Joppa-Magnolia, Bel Air, and Aberdeen Proving Ground fire companies responded and brought the blaze under control in approximately 10 minutes.
The man was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview burn center with second-degree burns to his hands and feet. Investigators determined that the fire was sparked by unattended cooking. A family occupying the home was displaced and was being assisted by other family members.
Damage to the home was estimated at $35,000, while damage to its contents was estimated at $40,000, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
From the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company:
The Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company (JMVFC) assisted the Abingdon Fire Company (AFC) at a house fire in Edgewood Tuesday morning.
At 12:51 am, Harford County Emergency Operations 911 Center alerted the JMVFC to assist the AFC at a house fire in the 500 block of Arum Court, Edgewood. A JMVFC fire engine, hook and ladder truck and Fire Chief responded with twelve volunteers. Crews from the AFC, JMVFC and Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department worked together to extinguish the fire inside the single family home. One civilian was injured. They were taken to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center, condition unknown. The JMVFC air unit also responded to refill the firefighter’s air tanks.
The Maryland State Fire Marshal responded to determine the cause and origin of the fire. The JMVFC units left the scene at 3:04 a.m.
A fire engine from the Aberdeen Fire Department covered calls in the JMVFC district until the our units returned.