UPDATE: March 30 9 a.m.
Maryland State Fire Marshalls are investigating a house fire in California that took over 45 firefighters from five different fire company’s over an hour to bring under control.
Rescue crews responded to the 23200 block of Shady Mile Drive on March 29 around 9:14 p.m., for report of a working house fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find heavy fire showing from the single story, wood framed, single family dwelling. The fire was discovered by an occupant of the home in the area of the outside porch.
During firefighting operations, firefighters were initially ordered to get down from the roof, then ordered to evacuate the building due to heavy fire conditions and falling debris.
One firefighter was injured during the blaze with a broken thumb.
Investigation revealed the fire was determined to be accidental as a result of an electrical malfunction of a hot tub. The house was completely destroyed and the occupants were displaced.
Estimated damage rings in at $350,000.
Multiple volunteer fire units are working the scene of an extremely difficult fire on Shady Mile Drive in California. The blaze involving a single structure is keeping firefighters on their toes. TheBAYNET.com is on the scene and will update this story as more details are available. Look for a full report on Monday, March 30.