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Fire Marshal investigating Monday afternoon house fire in Harford County

Whiteford Road House Fire
Posted at 3:57 PM, Feb 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-08 09:06:47-05

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.

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.