Bel Air house fire Friday does $170,000 in damage

January 24, 2012|AEGIS STAFF REPORT

A fire in a Bel Air home Friday morning caused some $170,000 damage to the structure and its contents, according to fire investigators who haven't determined a cause.

About 20 firefighters from the Bel Air and Abingdon volunteer fire companies responded about 7 a.m. Friday to the two-story, split level wood frame dwelling in the 100 block of South Lynbrook Road, according to a notice of investigation from the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Two homeowners, identified as Ron and Maria Tew, have been displaced and are being cared for by family members, Deputy Chief Mark Bilger of the fire marshal's office said Monday.

The fire was brought under control in about 10 minutes, according to the fire marshal's office.

The fire was discovered in an upstairs bedroom by the homeowner, according to the fire marshal's office.

A smoke alarm in the home was working, according to the notice of investigation.

Fire marshals estimated the home sustained $150,000 damage, while damage to contents is estimated at $20,000.

The fire remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bel Air Office of the State Fire Marshal, 410-836-4844.

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