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Edgewood fire extensively damages tow truck

Investigators suspect arson is involved in a fire that destroyed a tow truck parked in Edgewood early Sunday.
Investigators suspect arson is involved in a fire that destroyed a tow truck parked in Edgewood early Sunday. (Courtesy Office of the State Fire Marshal)

Investigators suspect arson is involved in a fire that destroyed a tow truck parked in Edgewood early Sunday.

A passerby reported a 2005 Chevy Silverado equipped with a tow rig was on fire near the intersection of Beckon and Agate drives at 5:24 a.m. Sunday, according to a notice of investigation from the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

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The Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company responded and had the fire under control in approximately five minutes, according to the notice of investigation; however, by then the vehicle had sustained extensive damage.

The fire originated in the interior of the vehicle and was caused by an incendiary device, according to investigators. No injuries were reported.

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The vehicle is owned by Timeout Towing & Recovery LLC. Damage is estimated at $18,000 to the vehicle and $2,000 to contents.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the Northeast Regional Office of the Fire Marshal in Bel Air at 410-836-4844.

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