Responders battled two house fires in Edgewood and Havre de Grace earlier this week which caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage to each, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Fire crews responded to a blaze at a home on the 1900 block of Eloise Lane in Edgewood at approximately 4:43 a.m. Tuesday. The two-story “middle of the group” townhome accidentally caught fire due to a malfunctioning electric stove, according to the Fire Marshal’s Office. Neither of the home’s two occupants were hurt.
Approximately 30 firefighters from the Joppa, Abingdon, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and Kingsville fire companies brought the blaze under control in about 30 minutes. Damage to the structure was estimated at $60,000, and another $5,000 to its contents.
On Monday, approximately 80 firefighters responded to a blaze on the 100 block of Market Street in Havre de Grace. A passerby reported a fire on the exterior porch of a second-floor apartment at about 10:22 p.m., according to the Fire Marshal’s office.
Firefighters from the Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, Level and Perryville fire companies brought the blaze under control in about 30 minutes. An estimated $70,000 in damage was sustained by the structure, and another $5,000 in damage to its contents. A preliminary cause for the fire has not been determined.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact the Bel Air office of the State Fire Marshal at 410-836-4844.