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Latest News: House Fire in Ellicott City

Ellicott City, MD – At approximately 7:40 p.m. on February 1, 2017,  firefighters and paramedics from Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) were alerted for a house fire in the 2900 block of Knoll Circle in Ellicott City.  The fire was called into 911 dispatchers by the homeowner indicating the siding of the house was on fire around the chimney area.

Upon arrival firefighters found heavy fire showing through the roof of a single story rancher home.  Aggressive interior attack was initiated and crews found fire throughout the attic. The bulk of the fire was extinguished within 20 minutes.  The two adults at home at the time evacuated before HCDFRS arrived. 

There were no injuries to civilians or responders.  The house will be posted. No estimate on damage at this time.  This incident is under investigation by the HCDFRS Fire Marshal’s Office.

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