A family of seven has been displaced after a fire damaged a room in their duplex in Pasadena.
Batallion Chief Steve Thompson of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said units responded at 9:50 a.m. Thursday morning to a fire at the 1000 block of Kings Road. The arrived to find a fire in one room of the house. They entered and were able to keep it contained. The fire was under control by about 10:15 a.m., Thompson said.
The Red Cross was contacted to assist the family, which included three adults and four children.
Thompson said an investigation indicates the fire began when a child improperly used a cigarette lighter.
The house sustained $20,000 in damage, Thompson said.