1 Injured, Home Destroyed In Forest Hill Fire

Fire officials suspect the blaze started with a candle.

Flames devastated a Forest Hill home Wednesday night and landed one person in a local hospital.

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Around 7:18 p.m. volunteer firefighters from Bel Air, Fallston and Jarrettsville companies rushed to the home in the 100 block of Marshall Drive, according to the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company.

When they arrived firefighters found flames coming from every window on the first floor.

Crews controlled the blaze within 20 minutes, but not before the fire had caused extensive damage to the single-story house, according to the fire company's website. The fire caused an estimated $300,000 damage, according to the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company.

One person was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office, but fire officials suspect the fire spread from a candle.

For more photos of this fire visit the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company's website.

JR November 02, 2012 at 09:10 PM
I am very sorry for the loss of this family's home. Having a family member whose home caught fire, not to this extent but knowing what they went through, I feel bad for anyone involved in a fire. But now I want to see the photo. What was it a picture of? What was wrong with it? Wondering minds want to know...nosey minds need to know :-)
Jessica November 03, 2012 at 12:06 AM
This is absolutely heart breaking!!! I have a very close friend that just lost her mom 2 nieces and 2 nephews in the house fire in North East Baltimore on Denwood Rd. anytime I hear about a fire it upsets me but then when you actually know the people that didn't make it out breaks your heart even more!!! I will keep this family in my thought and prayers!!!!! Please update if donations can be made
IsThisNewsworthy November 03, 2012 at 02:36 AM
LB - Agree with the message, but you don't call someone out on grammer when you don't have your own house in order - GET IT!!?!?!?!! [see what I did - more punctuation at the end, therefore my post is superior to yours!!] Oh, and JR below: photo #2 was just simply inappropriate given the story context... don't lose any sleep over it.
LB November 03, 2012 at 10:16 AM
IsThisNewsworthy, "[see what I did - more punctuation at the end, therefore my post is superior to yours!!] " I won't lose any sleep over it.
Avolon Bridges November 03, 2012 at 06:30 PM
That sure looks bad, it looks like a nice house. Sorry for the loss of your house


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