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Joppa Car Fire Investigated As Possible Arson

The fire caused about $6,000 damage.

A stolen car was found ablaze Monday night in Joppa and investigators believe the fire could be an act of arson.

Around 8:24 p.m. a passerby noticed a car aflame in the 2700 block of Winters Run Road in Joppa, according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.

Five firefighters from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company controlled the fire within 15 minutes, but not before the flames and smoke caused about $6,000 damage to the vehicle, the release states.

The 2007 Toyota four-door vehicle was reported stolen in in the middle of December 2012.

Members of the Harford County Sheriff's Office joined deputy state fire marshals and firefighters at the scene.

Anyone with information about the fire can contact the fire marshal's offce at 410-836-4844.

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