Crews from several local fire companies responded to a house fire in the Joppa area early Thursday morning.
At just after 2 a.m., firefighters from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire & Emergency Services, Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company, and White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company responded to the 400 block of Trimble Road.
At the scene, crews found a fire on the front porch of the residence. Additional units were then summoned from the Abingdon Fire Company.
Firefighters took hoses inside the home and aggressively attacked the fire. It took about 20 minutes to bring the blaze under control. The occupants were not home at the time of the fire as the house is currently being renovated.
No injuries were reported.
The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal reports that the fire is being investigated as arson.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Northeast Regional Office of the Fire Marshal at 410-836-4844.