A house fire in Laurel Sunday, April 18, was caused by “discarded smoking materials,” according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
The fire was reported just before 1 p.m. in the 30000 block of Seaford Road. The Laurel Fire Department arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the home.
The occupants were able to escape without injury, while a firefighter was treated and released for minor injuries.
State fire investigators determined the fire to be accidental, caused by “discarded smoking materials” igniting nearby combustibles.
Damage is estimated at $175,000.