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Basement Door Set on Fire in Joppa

The blaze caused an estimated $1,000 in property damage.

A basement door was set on fire just before midnight Tuesday, causing $1,000 in damage, according to a news release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal.

About 20 firefighters responded to the blaze in the 200 block of Kearney Drive in Joppa.

The outside of a basement door was set on fire after being sprayed with a flammable liquid, the release states.

The incident is still under investigation. The blaze was out before Joppa-Magnolia, Aberdeen Proving Ground and White Marsh fire companies arrived, according to the release. There was no content damage.

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