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Units respond to house fire in Riverside Friday afternoon

Several Harford County fire companies responded to a working dwelling fire in the 4300 block of Foxglove Court in the Riverside community Friday afternoon.

In a follow up notice of investigation, the State Fire Marshal's Office said the fire caused $10,000 damage to the home and $5,000 damage to its contents.

First arriving units reported a "working fire" to the Harford County emergency radio dispatcher around 3 p.m.

The Harford County Fire & EMS Association posted on its media Facebook page that the fire was located on the second floor the home, a single family detached dwelling. All occupants were accounted for, according to the post.

Volunteers from Abingdon, Joppa-Magnolia, Aberdeen and Bel Air volunteer fire companies responded, according to the Fire & EMS Association.

The Fire Marshal's Office said it took about 30 firefighters 10 minutes to bring the fire under control.

The preliminary investigation determined the fire was caused by a candle that ignited nearby clothing, the Fire Marshal's Office said.

The home has working smoke detectors that activated, according to the notice of investigation.


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