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Beach Avenue Fire in Dundalk Ruled Arson

Baltimore County police are investigating the fire.

Investigators have determined that a fire in Dundalk's Rosewald Beach neighborhood on March 19 was an arson, Baltimore County police spokeswoman Cathy Batton said.

On March 19, crews were dispatched to a fire reported on the 8200 block of Beach Drive, according to Batton.

A BGE employee was conducting a service call at a vacant home around 12:45 p.m. when he noticed that a rear sliding glass door was open and that there was smoke coming from the fireplace, Baltimore County police said.

"Detectives determined the fire was intentionally set, but no charges have been filed at this time," Batton said.

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  • Beach Drive House Fire Under Investigation
Jonathan Wilson March 29, 2013 at 11:38 PM
OK, Gonna take a guess that it wasn't very hard to rule a fire in a vacant house which happened IN THE FIREPLACE as an arson.
Buzz Beeler March 30, 2013 at 02:04 AM
How many is that in Dundalk and as far as I know there have been no arrests in any of them.
Jonathan Wilson March 30, 2013 at 05:35 AM
Haha just ask John Vontran, I bet he can barely count how many times seagrams has been set on fire by an 'unknown' arsonist.
Al Day March 30, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Smokey the bear, smokey the bear, huffin' and a puffin' and a sniffin' the air. He can smell a fire even before it starts to flame. That's why they call him Smokey and that's how he got his name.
Al Day March 30, 2013 at 06:44 PM
Arrest all hobos and make 'em "sing". We need to get to the bottom of why someone was trying to stay warm on a cold day. How about tearing down the abandoned house? Or at least boarding it up. Would the cost of such an investigation cost more than the building involved? By the way, who owns this abandoned building? Shouldn't they bear some responsibility?

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