No one was injured; cause under investigation.
Hampstead, Md (KM) There were no injuries from a house fire in Hampstead Wednesday night.
About 20 fire fighters responded to 4001 Harrowsmith Road at around 7:49 PM, and spend 15-minutes bringing the flames under control. Damage is estimated at $10,000 to the structure, and $40,00 to its contents.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the cause of the fire to the two-story wood frame structure remains under investigation, but it originated in the kitchen..
The occupants were not at home at the time of the fire.
A neighbor was taking out the trash when he heard smoke alarms going off, and saw smoke coming from the rear of the house. Two dogs were inside, but they were rescued.
Fire officials say the blaze was confined to the kitchen, but there was smoke damage throughout the residence.
By Kevin McManus