Two-alarm fire damages Perryman house

A two-alarm fire caused an estimated $250,000 damage to an Perryman home Friday night.

The fire in the house owned by BGL Properties LLC was reported by a passerby at 10:10 p.m. in the 800 block of Chelsea Road, according to the Harford County Md Fire & EMS PIO Media Page on Facebook. Heavy fire was showing through the roof of the single family dwelling.

No one was home, according to a notice of investigation from the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

A second alarm was called for at 10:21 p.m. with heavy fire still showing. Firefighters were evacuated from the home because of its structural integrity and a propane leak; "defensive operations only at this time," the association reported.

The fire was reported under control at 10:55 p.m. with firefighters checking the house for extension, according to the Facebook post.

It took about 50 firefighters about an hour to control the blaze. Aberdeen Fire Department received aid from Abingdon, Joppa-Magnolia and Susquehanna Hose volunteer fire companies as well as Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department.

One firefighters was taken by ambulance to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Fire investigators said the accidental fire was caused by an electrical fault below the den.

The family was displaced and is being helped by Harford County Disaster Assistance and the American Red Cross.


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