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Harford County

No one injured in town home fire in Forest Hill

The Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company responded to a house fire in the 300 block of Betty Court in Forest Hill on Friday morning.

The three-story town home’s two occupants discovered a fire on the exterior deck around 7:30 a.m. The fire quickly spread to the roof and attic. A total of 40 firefighters took about 20 minutes to control the blaze. The occupants of the home were not injured.

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The adjacent town home sustained extensive water damage. There was a total loss of about $350,000, according to a news release from the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Discarded smoking material was not ruled out.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal said discarded smoking materials may be to blame for a fire in a townhouse in the 300 block of Betty Court, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. The investigation is ongoing, the state fire marshal's office said.
Members of the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company put out a fire in a three-story townhome in the 300 block of Betty Court in Forest Hill, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.

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