Fire destroys Bel Air townhome, but rescuers save kitten

No one at home or injured during blaze

November 14, 2010|By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun

It took nearly 50 firefighters 20 minutes to gain control of a two-alarm townhouse fire in Bel Air Sunday afternoon that destroyed one home and damaged two others.

Four fire companies responded to the blaze, which started about 2:15 p.m. in a center unit on the 600 block of Gairloch Place, said Rich Gardiner, a spokesman for Harford County Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, Gardiner said. It "totally destroyed" the first and second floors of the home in which it originated, Gardiner said, and caused minor damage to the two adjacent homes.

No one was home at the time of the fire, Gardiner said, but for one kitten, which the firefighters were able to save.

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