A Fallston home was gutted by a two-alarm fire which broke out Sunday afternoon, fire officials said.
The fire was reported by a passerby in a single-story ranch home in the 2900 block of Beechwood Lane in Fallston shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday, according to a release from the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
A total of 75 firefighters from several Harford and Baltimore county fire departments eventually responded to the two-alarm blaze, with the Fallston Volunteer Fire Company serving as the primary fire department. The fire was brought under control in approximately one hour.
Damage to the home and its contents was estimated at a total of $500,000, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The fire’s point of origin and cause remained under investigation Sunday night.