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Monday morning fire guts Edgewood house

The bulk of a Monday morning fire at a two-story split-level home in Edgewood was contained within 15 minutes, but little remained of the structure other than the framing.

The State Fire Marshal's Office said 40 firefighters from a half a dozen local fire companies fought the blaze, which investigators say was caused by an "incendiary." A preliminary notice of investigation from the fire marshal did not elaborate on the cause.

Damage to the structure is estimated at $160,000, according to the fire marshal's office. There is no estimate of contents loss.

Units from Joppa-Magnolia, Abingdon, Bel Air, White Marsh, Fallston and Kingsville volunteer fire companies and Aberdeen Proving Ground-Edgewood Area Fire Department responded to the fire in the 800 block of Fisherman Lane, according to a media page for the Harford County Fire and EMS Association. The call came in around 8 a.m.

One firefighter from Joppa-Magnolia was transported to local trauma center for minor injuries, according to the fire and EMS association Facebook page.

The fire marshal's office said the fire was discovered by a neighbor. The notice of investigation lists the owner of the home as Olivia Miles.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the fire marshal's northeast office in Bel Air, 410-836-4844.

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