Two Aberdeen homes were damaged by fires on Monday.
The first fire was reported shortly before 2 p.m. in the first block of Grant Street, the Harford County Fire & EMS Association reported.
It was initially reported as a possible rescue, as a girl was believed to be inside, but no one was found, the association said on its media Facebook page.
The fire was "quickly contained," according to the association, and no injuries were reported.
Preliminary investigation by the Office of the State Fire Marshal concluded the fire was caused by an electrical malfunction within a home air purifier and originated in a bedroom.
Nobody was home at the time of the fire, which was discovered by a passerby, according to a Fire Marshal's Office notice of investigation. Thirty firefighters controlled the fire in 30 minutes, the Fire Marshal's Office said.
Among the responding fire companies were the Aberdeen Fire Department, Susquehanna Hose Company of Havre de Grace and the Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department.
Damage to the single story home is estimated at $25,000, the Fire Marshal's Office said. Damage to the home's contents is estimated at $25,000.
The family is being assisted by the Red Cross.
Roberts Way fire
The second fire was reported by passerby at 10:51 p.m. in the 400 block of Roberts Way, according to the Fire Marshal's Office.
A split level home suffered an estimated $100,000 in structural damage and $75,000 damage to its contents, the Fire Marshal's Office said.
The fire originated in a living room crawl space, according to the Fire Marshal's Office's notice of investigation; however, the cause remains under investigation.
"Electrical outlet and transformer has not been ruled out at this time," the notice of investigation states.
Fifty firefighters from the Aberdeen Fire Department, Susquehanna Hose Company, Level Volunteer Fire Company and APG Fire Department brought the blaze under control in about 20 minutes, according to the notice of investigation.
No injuries were reported.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun