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Man charged with arson in Edgewood fire

Posted at 1:30 PM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 13:30:19-04

EDGEWOOD — Deputy State Fire Marshals charged an Abingdon man with multiple arson-related charges after determining he was responsible for intentionally setting an Edgewood home on fire early yesterday morning.

On Friday, October 16, 2020, at approximately 6:15 a.m. officials headed to the 600 block of Tupelo Court in Edgewood. Firefighters arrived within minutes and discovered the home engulfed in flames. It took approximately twenty minutes and twenty-five firefighters to control the blaze, which caused an estimated $150,000.00 in damages. It was determined the home was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

Deputy State Fire Marshals concluded the fire was the result of arson. Police say 34-year-old Thomas C. Gibb is the person responsible.

Gibb was arrested last night at his place of employment without incident. Gibb has been charged with Arson 1st Degree, Malicious Burning 1st Degree, Malicious Destruction of Property over $1,000.00, Malicious Destruction of Property under $1,000.00, and stalking.

Gibb is currently being held at the Harford County Detention Center without bond.