A Havre de Grace apartment building sustained serious damage in a Monday night fire which displaced nearly a dozen people, investigators said.
The fire was discovered by an occupant of an eight-unit apartment complex in the 200 block of South Union Avenue at approximately 6:41 p.m. Monday, according to a release from the Office of State Fire Marshal. A total of 45 firefighters from the Susquehanna Hose Company and the Aberdeen Fire Department brought the blaze under control in approximately 45 minutes.
The fire was contained to kitchen of a unit in the structure’s basement, but moderate smoke damage was present throughout the building, the State Fire Marshal’s Office said; the cause of the fire remained under investigation. A total of 11 people were displaced as a result, and were being assisted with temporary placement by the Red Cross and the Harford County Disaster Assistance team. Damage to the structure was estimated at $50,000 and damages to its contents were estimated at $10,000.