Forest Hill Fire Displaces 7

No injuries were reported following the fire.

An early morning fire in Forest Hill left five adults and two children without a home Tuesday.

Before 5 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a home in the 2400 block of Dixie Lane in response to a fire, according to , spokesman for .

When fire personnel arrived, the blaze had engulfed the building, according to Gardiner. Firefighters shifted to working defensively and strictly outside the building based on the extent of the fire.

While emergency responders initially believed someone was trapped inside the building, Gardiner said they soon learned that was not the case.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire in the two-and-a-half-story residential home, Gardiner said.

The fire displaced five adults and two children, Gardiner said.

Most fire personnel had cleared the scene by 8:30 a.m. and crews were expected to arrive to bulldoze the property, according to Gardiner.

Hazzard Native May 29, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Thank God they all got out safely.
Dot thompson May 29, 2012 at 10:19 PM
my heart goes out to this family. we lost our home in February (5 survive Montreal fire) &you just can't imagine losing all you have. I pray that they had insurance.it doesn't fix everything, but it certainly helps.
Rich Gardiner May 29, 2012 at 10:48 PM
I wanted to pass along that the Bel Air VFC main fire station on South Hickory Avenue will be the drop off point for anyone who wishes to donate to this family. The following is some information that may help for those interested in helping out. Any questions feel free to post them here and I will direct them to the right people. Newer or gently used clothing needed: Boys 12-18mths Size 3 diapers Boys 4T Size 8-9 little boys shoes Men's XL shirt Women's size M or 6/8 Do not yet have the men's pants or shoe size or the women's shoe size. New or gently used toys for the boys as well especially spiderman for the 3 year old boy. Also extremely helpful would be gift cards to target and/or toys r us since the clothing response has been so overwhelming and there will be certain things they will need to pick out themselves such as undergarments and socks. To make a direct donation to the family, follow this link for more info. The email address to send money via PayPal is noted. http://lindsayparksphotography.com/2012/05/29/helping-anni/
Cyndi May 30, 2012 at 01:03 AM
I have a nice assortment of both boys size summer clothes & even a spiderman bathing suit that I was going to consign or give to goodwill. I'd love to bless this family with them. I will drop by the fire station tomorrow with them.
Kimberly Schlee Stephens June 01, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Have them check Tabitha's House in Fallston. Tell the staff there the situation.


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