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Cause of fire that damaged Forest Hill rental home Monday still under investigation

Cause of fire that damaged Forest Hill rental home Monday still under investigation

Fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that consumed an addition to a vacant Forest Hill house early Monday morning. Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal Oliver Alkire, spokesperson for the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office, said Tuesday that investigators have determined that the fire started inside the dwelling, which is in the 300 block of Bynum road, but they do not know yet what caused it. Alkire said the house was "secured," or locked, when the fire started in a rear bedroom storage area. "Although it's still under investigation, we have no evidence indicating possible criminal activity," he said. The wooden-frame,...

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