HOWARD COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Fire officials are on the scene of a house fire in Howard County.
Fire crews responded to the 11000 block of Holstein Street in Maplelawn. Neighbors reported that the house was struck by lightning during Wednesday’s storms.READ MORE: Baltimore City Delays Implementation Of Plastic Ban
Fire officials reported that the fire is now under control and it is extinguished. The home was severely damaged. The damage is estimated at $1 million.
The American Red Cross is assisting residents displaced as a result of the blaze. There were no reported injuries.
Officials are still working to identify an exact cause. A full investigation is still pending.
Maple Lawn Fire Update: The fire has been placed under control. Crews are working to ensure the fire is fully extinguished. Fire Marshals are on location conducting origin/cause investigation. https://t.co/uO34AjrV90
— Howard Co Fire & EMS (@HCDFRS) May 26, 2021READ MORE: Rally Held Urging Removal Of Confederate Statue In Talbot County
— Howard Co Fire & EMS (@HCDFRS) May 26, 2021
HCDFRS units are on location of a working house fire in the 11000 block of Holstein Street in #MapleLawn | Neighbors report lightning strike | Initial report of flames showing from the dormers
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