Neighbors walk by the house in the 700 block of Lombard Court… (MATT BUTTON | AEGIS STAFF,…)
One person died in a fire in an Abingdon home Saturday evening. Volunteer companies from Abingdon, Bel Air, Joppa-Magnolia and Level volunteer fire companies and Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department responded to the 700 block of Lombard Court after 5 p.m. off Long Bar Harbor Road after a passerby reported a fire, according to Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association Spokesman Dave Williams.
Once on scene, firefighters found heavy smoke and fire coming from a single-family, two-story dwelling, according to Williams. The blaze was extinguished "very quickly," he said.
While battling the blaze, firefighters found a body in a rear second floor bedroom, according to a press release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be responsible for a positive identification of the remains, according to the release.
Deputy state fire marshals are investigating the origin and cause of the fire.
There were no reported injuries to firefighters, Williams added.
No further information was available.
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