Family of 4 Displaced After Fire in Greenridge

Firefighters were called to Redfield Road Tuesday night for a basement fire.

1600 block of Redfield Road on Jan. 7, 2014. (Credit: Tyler Stroh, Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company)
1600 block of Redfield Road on Jan. 7, 2014. (Credit: Tyler Stroh, Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company)
A fire in the Fountain Green area displaced a family Tuesday night as 25 firefighters conducted "extensive operations" around their home, Harford County Fire & EMS spokeswoman Jennifer Chenworth Price said.

Fire broke out in the basement of a residence in the 1600 block of Redfield Road around 7:30 p.m., according to Price, who said the flames breached the first floor.

Of the family of four that lived there, two members were home when the fire began, Price said.

>> UPDATE: Fire Marshal Reports on Cause of Redfield Road Fire <<

The owners called 911 when they noticed smoke, according to the fire marshal.

Firefighters from the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company, Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company, Abingdon Fire Company and Level Volunteer Fire Company responded, and the Harford County Hazmat Response Team was called to assist "in rehab of personnel on scene due to the extreme cold weather conditions," Price said. There were no injuries as a result of the fire, according to Price.

A wind chill advisory was in effect for Harford County until midnight, and temperatures were between 10 to 15 degrees but felt like -5 with wind chill, according to the National Weather Service.

The fire was under control by 7:50 p.m., and firefighters planned to be at the location for "an extended period of time," Price said.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal was called to investigate the cause of the blaze, according to Price.

The fire marshal said the victims were being assisted by family and friends.

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