Three unrelated fires, including a blaze that destroyed a two-story office and workshop in the 3700 block of Salem Church Road in Jarrettsville early Tuesday, damaged buildings throughout the county last week.
Damage to the wood-frame structure owned by David Sanborn was estimated at $200,000.
Over 50 firefighters from Harford and Baltimore counties and Pennsylvania fought the blaze for an hour.
The state fire marshal's investigation determined that the fire started in the rear of the firstfloor, due to an overload to the electrical service.
In an unrelated incident, investigators reported that three boys playing with matches set fire to a barn in Joppa Sunday.
Damage of $5,000 was caused to the wood-frame barn in the 1900 block of Old Joppa Road, the fire marshal's office said.
The juveniles, aged 9, 10 and 11, tried to put out the fire before calling the Fire Department.
Firefighters from Harford and Baltimore counties brought the fire under controlwithin 20 minutes, authorities said.
A house fire in the unit block of West Ring Factory Road caused $5,000 in damage Monday, the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company reported.
Improper use of a propane torch was cited by the state fire fire marshal as cause of the blaze, which spread inside the walls of the dwelling.
REWARD OFFERED FOR ROBBERY TIP
Harford County Crime Solvers are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person whorobbed the Shell Food Mart in the 2400 block of Belair Road in Fallston March 28.
The bandit made a purchase, then punched the clerk in the chest, grabbed money from the cash register and fled on foot.
The suspect is described as a white male, about 27 years old, 5 foot 9 inches, 160 pounds, with long brown hair and a bushy mustache.
Persons with information are asked to call 877-7867. Callers do not have to give a name or appear in court.
The following crimes were reported by county police agencies last week:
Plaza Court: An auto valued at $2,500 was stolen April 5.
BelAir Plaza: Burglars broke into the Bel Air Plaza Cleaners April 6 and stole $376 from a locked storage closet.
500 block of Woodbury Way: Speakers and sound equipment were taken from a parked vehicle April 6. Total loss: $725.
400 block of North Main Street: Thieves stole $384 from the Motor Pool Car Wash, breaking in the door March 29.
2000 block of North Fountain Green Road: Cash, walkie-talkies andequipment were taken by thieves from a construction site March 29. Total loss: $640.
1100 block of Riverside Parkway: Tools were taken from a construction site and windows of buildings were destroyed March 30. Total loss: $4,425.
2300 block of Glen Cove Road: Two outboard motors valued at $7,575 were stolen from storage March 31.
3000 block of Ebb Tide Drive: A riding lawn mower worth $2,200 was stolen March 27.
1600 block of Mitchell Court: A 1987 Kawasaki motorcycle valued at $800 was stolen March 31.
Havre de Grace:
4100 block of Fox Trail Drive: A computer and briefcase were stolen from a parked car March 30. Total loss: $2,600.
1000 block of Joppa Farm Road:Burglars broke through a glass door and stole cigarettes valued at $2,320 from the Super Fresh store March 29.