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UPDATE: Perry Hall House Fire Displaces 1

Firefighters responded to a house fire Friday afternoon on Slater Avenue.

A two-story semi-detached home on the 4200 block of Slater Avenue in Perry Hall caught fire Friday afternoon.

Firefighters responded before 1:15 p.m. and flames were brought under control by 1:30 p.m. The fire caused significant damages to the attic and first floor of the home, while causing minimal damage to an attached home, according to Baltimore County Fire Chief Paul Lurz.

One adult was displaced by the fire, but no one was injured, Lurz said.

"It's scary, that could have been our home," said Kelly Grant, who lives across the scene of the fire.

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Public Citizen February 25, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Sounds like the fire started from an electric attic fan.
Emily Kimball February 25, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Thanks, Jenn!
Hi ho, hi ho February 25, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Why is that bucket up in the sky, doesnt it provide means of access to upper floors/roof?
jack amrhein February 26, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Yes the bucket is up- it has many functions with access to upper areas being among them. In this case, as the Chief noted, spotting was pretty good. Not needed fo access since it was a single story with ground ladders on all 4 sides already; not needed for roof vent since it was already done; but perfectly set for a pipe operation with great access to the entire roof area, should it be needed, which it wasnt as the ground crews make a successful attack with handlines Good job by all..
Ed Young February 26, 2012 at 04:06 PM
The Patch informed me of this fire before the homeowner called me to report the insurance claim. The homeowner was surprised that I had photos and time of loss before her call. The article allowed me to dispatch our large loss claim adjusters since I had so much detail late on a rainy Friday night before the weekend. Thanks! Young-Insurance.com

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