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Fire Damages Vacant Bel Air Home

The house on Wheel Road in Bel Air was enveloped in flames during the early hours of Thursday.

 

A vacant Bel Air home was damaged by flames during the early morning hours Thursday, authorities said.

Shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday, firefighters arrived in the 800 block of Wheel Road to find the residential building enveloped in flames, , spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association, said Thursday.

Volunteer firefighters from , , and volunteer fire companies battled the blaze, Gardiner said.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

giggity January 19, 2012 at 03:12 PM
If this is the house I think it is, there has been a "for rent" sign on it for a while. Strange how these vacant/abandoned dwellings seem to spontaneously combust.
Colin January 19, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Wow maybe I am just reading about them more but it seems like there has been a ton of fires this year
Rich Gardiner January 19, 2012 at 04:34 PM
In addition to the comments in the story I would like to add do not paint the fire hydrant in front of your house, in your neighborhood, etc. Firefighters had a bit of a hard time locating the one they used to fight this fire today. Map data showed it was located there (Glenangus Drive and Wheel Rd area) but for some reason it had been painted an "'olive green" shade thus changing from its assigned color. Fire hydrants are colored by the water company for a reason ("Olive green" isnt one) and they should not be tampered with.
Leonard Purnell Jr. January 19, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Insurance? Hmm.
Roxanne Nichole Turbutt January 19, 2012 at 05:28 PM
My cousin was suppose to move in next weekend they were going to meet up with the landlord today and give him the money .. thank god they werent moved in yet with their two little boys
Kirsten Dize January 20, 2012 at 02:02 PM
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