Perry Hall fire caused $1 million in damage, displaced 17

Three-alarm blaze started in one unit's ceiling, officials say

November 07, 2011|By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun

A three-alarm fire that displaced 17 people in Perry Hall Friday night has been ruled accidental, fire officials said Monday.

At about 8:15 p.m. Friday firefighters were called to the 9700 block of Haven Farm Road and found residents waiting outside a multiple-dwelling building.

There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters, officials said, and all of the residents were able to find shelter with friends and relatives.

About 100 firefighters fought the flames, which were brought under control by 10 p.m.

Crews determined that the fire started in the ceiling above one of the third floor condominiums. Fire investigators determined that the blaze was accidental, but the cause is under investigation. Damages were estimated at $1 million.

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