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Great Trail Fire District responds to house fire

Published: May 4, 2017 12:00 AM

The Great Trail Fire District was dispatched on April 18, at 8:13 p.m. to a reported house fire by someone driving-by on Avalon Road near King Road.

Units arrived in the area within eight minutes of the call and found nothing. As several units looked along Avalon Road, a small amount of smoke was seen coming from a house with an individual in the back yard.

Firefighters investigated and extinguished a fire in the structure.

Damaged was limited to the bedroom since the door to the bedroom was closed. Five dogs were rescued from the home. After investigation, a juvenile confessed to arson and setting the fire.

The individual was in custody of the Carroll County Sheriff. Units cleared the scene approximately one hour after the call.

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