A fire inside an Edgewood townhouse displaced seven occupants Thursday morning and sent one man with severe burns to the hospital, where he was listed in serious, but stable condition.
At about 6:15 a.m. Thursday, emergency responders were dispatched to the 1900 block of Eloise Lane in Edgewood, where a three-story, middle of group townhouse was on fire.
Sixty-three firefighters and emergency personnel from Joppa-Magnolia, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Abingdon, Fallston, Kingsville, White Marsh, the Bel Air VFC Rehabilitation Unit, and Harford County Hazmat Team responded to the scene. It took 30 minutes to control the single-alarm blaze, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office.
All occupants were able to escape. The last occupant to exit the home sustained burns and lacerations to his feet as well as smoke inhalation. That occupant, a 64-year-old man, was transported to Bayview Hospital with 2nd and 3rd degree burns to his feet and smoke inhalation. He is currently listed in serious but stable condition.
Two other occupants were evaluated by emergency medical personnel and later refused transportation to a hospital. The occupants are being assisted Harford County Disaster Assistance and Harford County Dept. of Social Services.
The fire was deemed to have originated in a second floor bedroom, but its cause remains under investigation. The fire was estimated by the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office to have caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to the structure and another $25,000 in damage to its contents.