From the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal:
A team of Deputy State Fire Marshals along with investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Fire Investigations Division are continuing to probe into the origin and cause of a two-alarm blaze at the 3-story,12-unit Brentwood Manor Condominiums located on 1005 E. Jessicas Court in Bel Air.
Harford County Sheriff’s Deputies were the first to arrive at the 7:02 p.m. fire and quickly assisted an adult female occupant to escape the uncontrolled blaze. The victim was transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center for evaluation of unrelated non-life threatening injuries.
Nearly 60 firefighters responded from area fire departments and controlled the blaze within one hour after arrival on the scene. Eleven families are being assisted by the American Red Cross as result of the fire.
A current loss damage estimate for the structure and contents is valued at $1.2 million dollars.
Photo courtesy of John E. Gallagher