DUBLIN, Md. — The Maryland Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a house fire that broke out Monday afternoon in Harford County.
It happened in the 1600 block of Whiteford Road in Dublin.
Two residents inside the home first discovered the fire, which started in an enclosed area on the front porch.
One tried unsuccessfully to extinguish the flames with a garden hose.
Although the occupants made it out unharmed, a cat died.
#BREAKING Deputy State Fire Marshals are on the scene and actively investigating the cause of this dwelling fire in the 1600 block of Whiteford Road in Harford County. No injuries have been reported. pic.twitter.com/tpSLR8Q8lC— Maryland State Fire Marshal (@MarylandOSFM) February 7, 2022
Investigators are still looking into what ignited the fire, but are not ruling out discarded smoking materials as the cause.
The fire caused an estimated $150,000 in damage.