UPDATE (Tuesday, September 1, 3:45 p.m.) – The State Fire Marshal's office is continuing to investigate this morning's fire. The two-story single family dwelling (under construction) is owned by Fayez Abdul Hammied-Ramadan. Damage was estimated at $200,000.
The two-alarm fire, discovered by a neighbor, began in the interior (rear of home), the State Fire Marshal's office reported.
The home was originally constructed in 1900. Significant renovations were in progress at the time of the fire.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Northwest Regional Office at 410-996-2793 or the Arson Hotline at 1-800-492-7529.
ORIGINAL STORY Firefighters from two states and three counties were called to the 1100 block of Ridge Road, Rising Sun, shortly after 4:30 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, September 1 for a house fire.
Crews on scene reported that the home was fully involved when they arrived.
According to Rising Sun Fire Company Lt. Josh Pierson, who served as incident commander, there were no injuries and no one was home at the time of the fire. Tank trucks shuttled water to the fire.
Firefighters from Rising Sun, Perryville, North East, Elkton, Water Witch of Port Deposit, Darlington, Level, Union of Oxford, Robert Fulton, and West Grove worked at the scene.
Deputy State Fire Marshal Howard Ewing, Delmarva Power, and a county building inspector were also called to the home.
The fire was brought under control at 6:35 a.m.