Two-alarm fire causes $500K damage to Level garage, motor coach

A firefighter was injured battling a two-alarm fire that damaged a garage in Level early Tuesday morning.

The fire, in the 400 block of Darlington Road, was at a single-story, six-bay garage, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesperson for the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. At the time, he added that the State Fire Marshal was on the way to investigate.

One Darlington Volunteer Fire Company firefighter was transported to a local hospital for heat-related issues as a result of the fire, according to Gardiner. Level Volunteer Fire Company responded fire and received assistance from Darlington, Aberdeen, Havre de Grace, Perryville volunteer fire companies and Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department.

The fire started in a 2003 Windsor Monaco Motor coach in the garage and was controlled within 30 minutes of the fire department's arrival, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal.

It was contained within two of the six bays in the garage and the damage estimate for the structure and contents is $500,000, according to the fire marshal. The bulk of the damage was in the motor coach, but further heat and smoke damage was noted inside the garage and a truck attached to a Crouse Racing Team car hauler.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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