2-Alarm Fire Destroys Home in Ellicott City

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ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — A fire that broke out in an Ellicott City home over the weekend has caused nearly $1 million in damages.

The two-alarm fire Saturday night drew dozens of firefighters from Howard County, Baltimore County and Baltimore City. No victims were found during a search of the home.

Investigators say the residents were on vacation at the time of the fire. A house sitter escaped unharmed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage is estimated at $900,000.

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