BALTIMORE (WJZ) — One person was injured and a cat died in a house fire in Joppa, Maryland, on Sunday.
Fire crews from several companies responded to the scene in the 1700 block of Old Joppa Road just after noon.
One person was taken to an area hospital and is listed in stable condition, according to Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company spokesperson Lt. Andrew Doyle. No firefighters were injured.
The homeowner, who was at a neighbor’s house, noticed smoke coming from the home and called 911. No people were inside the home at the time. A cat reportedly died at the scene, but a dog was able to safely escape.
Residents of the home are being assisted by family members, Doyle says.
Officials have determined the fire started in the basement of the home, but the cause is under investigation.
Damage is estimated at $75,000.