A Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company firefighter sustained minor burns while battling a house fire in Forest Hill early Tuesday morning, fire officials said.
The fire was discovered by a neighbor in the basement of a one-story home on the 200 block of Marshall Drive in Forest Hill shortly before 12:30 a.m., according to a release from the State Fire Marshal’s Office. A total of 30 firefighters from the Bel Air, Fallston, Jarrettsville, and Joppa-Magnolia fire companies brought the blaze under control in about 30 minutes.
The injured Bel Air firefighter sustained minor burns during “fire suppression activities,” according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The firefighter was transported to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center where they were treated and released.
The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire, as the owner was away on vacation but returned after being notified of the fire, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
Damage to the home was estimated at $250,000, while damages to its contents were estimated at $50,000.