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Shopping center fire damages 13 businesses

Man dies in Arbutus house fire 13 hours earlier
Posted: 9:28 AM, Aug 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-13 22:30:26Z
Shopping center fire damages 13 businesses
Shopping center fire damages 13 businesses
Shopping center fire damages 13 businesses
Shopping center fire damages 13 businesses
Shopping center fire damages 13 businesses

A fire at a Catonsville shopping center has left 13 small businesses dealing with damage, Baltimore County Fire said Monday.

Fire crews were called to the Shoppes at Paradise Center on Frederick, Rd. at 7 a.m. for a reported commercial fire. The blaze caused the closure of Frederick Road between Prospect Avenue and Paradise Road. 

No injuries have been reported. 

On Sunday evening, a fire less than four miles away on Ashbourne Road in Arbutus claimed the life of an unidentified man who was the lone occupant inside the two-story house at the time.

Investigators believe that electrical fire started at a plug-in wall outlet box with six cords plugged into it.

The victim's body has been sent to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy and identification.