ELKTON — An arson investigation is continuing after someone set fire to clothing on the porch of a vacant house, according to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal.

A neighbor called 911 at 5:49 p.m. Monday, after discovering the fire in the 200 block of West Main Street in Elkton, fire officials reported.

A crew of approximately 10 firefighters with Singerly Volunteer Fire Co. of Elkton responded to the call, but the small fire was out before it arrived, according to fire officials.

Investigators identified Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna as the owner of the vacant two-story, single-family house, according to Sr. Deputy State Fire Marshal Oliver J. Alkire, who further reported that the blaze caused an estimated in $100 damage.

MOSFM detectives determined that someone deliberately set fire to a pile of clothing on the porch, fire officials reported.

Anyone with additional information that might help detectives in this arson investigation is asked to call the Office of the State Fire Marshal at 410-836-4844.

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