Deputies: Man escapes before fire causes over $1M in damage to Denton home

DENTON, Md. - Deputies say that a man was able to escape after a fire happened on Wednesday, in Denton. The fire reportedly caused over $1 Million in damages to the home.  

According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office, deputies responded to a fire at a single family house on Willow Pond Road, at 2:07 PM on Wednesday.

Deputies say that no one was injured, but the estimated loss of the home was $850,000, while the estimated loss of belongings was $200,000. Forty-two Denton Volunteer Fire Company officers took two hours to control the blaze.

It was discovered by the owner of the home in the indoor swimming room, but the owner was alerted to the fire by a working smoke alarm before discovering smoke and fire within the room. The early notification reportedly let the owner escape without injury.

His wife was not home at the time. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Deputy State Fire Marshals in the Upper Eastern Shore Office at 410-822-7609.

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