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Fire damages mobile home near Aberdeen Friday

Fire damaged a mobile home near Aberdeen Friday evening.

The home, at Wright's Mobile Home Village in the 1100 block of Old Philadelphia Road, was reported on fire shortly after 5 p.m.


Initial emergency radio dispatches said the resident reported smoke in the home's bathroom. When the first responder from the Aberdeen Fire Department arrived at the scene, a working fire was immediately reported.

Approximately 24 firefighters from the Aberdeen Fire Department, Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department and Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company brought the fire under control in about 10 minutes, according to a notice of investigation from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.


The fire caused about $4,000 damage to the structure and $1,000 damage to contents, the Fire Marshal's Office said. No injuries were reported.

Preliminary investigation determined the fire started in a utility room and was caused by a malfunctioning water heater, the Fire Marshal's Office said.

The owner was displaced for the evening, fire officials said.