Teen Charged with Arson in Edgewood House Fire
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said the teen started the fire after a dispute with her father.
A 15-year-old from Edgewood has been charged with first-degree arson after trying to burn down her house over the weekend following a disagreement with her father, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said.
Approximately 50 firefighters responded to the blaze on the 1700 block of Harbinger Trail Saturday night, and two were injured, according to the report.
The incident originally came to the attention of authorities as a 911 call, according to the fire marshal.
The fire quickly spread through the split-level home and ultimately caused $200,000 in damage, according to the report.
According to investigators, the 15-year old used a "liquid accelerant" to start the fire after a dispute with her father.
Firefighters from Joppa-Magnolia, Bel Air, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Abingdon, Kingsville and White Marsh helped battle the blaze, according to the statement.
One firefighter who suffered burns to the back of his neck was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview, where he was treated and released, the fire marshal said. The other firefighter was treated at Upper Chesapeake for respiratory issues, and officials said he was also released.
The fire marshal said the teen was referred to the Department of Juvenile Services on charges of first-degree arson, first-degree malicious burning and two counts of reckless endangerment.