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2-Alarm Fire Closes Road, Causes $275K Damage

The early morning fire damaged a home in the Street area.

A fire broke out inside a Street home early Monday morning, ultimately causing an estimated $275,000 damage, fire officials said.

The occupant of a one-story rancher in the 2000 block of Mt. Horeb Road noticed his home was on fire around 3:20 a.m., according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.

The fire went to a second alarm drawing fire companies from Jarrettsville, Whiteford, Fallston, Norrisville and Bel Air in Harford County as well as from companies in Delta-Cardiff, Fawn Grove and Jacksonville, according to the release.

The estimated 50 firefighters moved to defensive fire fighting, according to a post to the official Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Facebook page.

Firefighters quelled the blaze after about a half hour.

No injuries were reported in connection with the fire, however Mt. Horeb Road between Joshua Court and Madonna Road were closed for an extended period of time, according to the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association.

Investigators with the fire marshal's office believe the fire started in the basement utility room. The cause remains under investigation.

The fire caused about $250,000 damage to the building and $25,000 damage to what was inside it, the release states. The American Red Cross is assisting those displaced by the fire.

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