Two fires kept emergency responders busy Saturday, as an individual started a small blaze at the Home Depot store in Bel Air, and another broke out in the shed of a Forest Hill home.
At approximately 5:15 p.m. Saturday, an unknown subject used store materials to ignite a small fire at the Home Depot store on Marketplace Drive in Bel Air, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s northeast office. The fire began on a shelving unit in the store’s lighting department, and was quickly brought under control, causing an estimated $250 in damages.
A short time before, a fire broke out in a 20-foot by 30-foot shed located at 2445 Gibson Drive in Forest Hill, the Fire Marshal’s office said. A total of 30 firefighters from the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Department brought the blaze under control in about 25 minutes. The fire caused approximately $40,000 in damage to the structure and $20,000 to its contents.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s northeast regional office at (410) 836-4844.