BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ) — Deputy State Fire Marshals are investigating the cause of a Tuesday morning mobile home fire in Bel Air.
About 7 a.m. firefighters were called to a fire at the home in the 800 block of Cedar Lane, the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office said. It took about 20 minutes to get the flames under control.READ MORE: Councilman Mark Conway Announces Hearing On GTTF Report
The agency said the residents noticed the fire after it started on their front porch and escaped before it spread to the rest of the home.
The residents had minor burns but were not taken to the hospital, authorities said.READ MORE: Howard County Officials Announce $1,800 Bonuses For County's Educators
It appears one of the family’s cats died in the fire but two others survived.
Based on a preliminary investigation, the fire has been ruled accidental.MORE NEWS: Man Killed & 16-Year-Old Wounded In East Baltimore Shooting, Police Say
Authorities believe it was started when combustibles inside a cat carrier caught fire.
Deputy State Fire Marshals are actively investigating the cause of this mobile home fire in the 800 blk of Cedar Ln in Bel Air.@BelAirVolFireCo @AbingdonFire & other were dispatch at 7AM. The occupants escaped and no injuries are reported. pic.twitter.com/0C6BkyqwT7
— Maryland State Fire Marshal (@MarylandOSFM) January 4, 2022