Overnight House Fire in Lothian Under Arson Investigation

Anne Arundel County firefighters were called to an overnight fire in a single story house in the 5400 block of Sands Road in Lothian. According to Fire Department spokesman Lt. Keith Hamilton, the call came in at 11:18 and units arrived from Anne Arundel, Prince Georges and Calvert counties.

The home had been for sale as a lot with septic and well—on and off—since 2008. It was taken off the market three weeks ago (on Sept. 18, 2012), after being listed for $170,000.

A vacant house on Sands Road was the scene of a fire overnight.

The home is located between Mt. Zion Road (MD-408) and Southern Maryland Boulevard (MD-4/Pennsylvania Ave.) in Lothian.

Hamilton said that it took about 30 minutes to extinguish the fire. He said that the home was vacant. No injuries were reported.

At this time, no cause or damage estimate is available, Hamilton said.

Fire investigators have requested that anyone with information on the cause of this fire to call the Anne Arundel County Fire/Arson Tip Line at 410-222-TIPS (8477).

The most recent listing describes the property as follows:

Fantastic location to build the home of your dreams! This is approximately a 1.3 acre lot with well and septic that contains 2 uninhabitable properties. Value in the land only. Do not enter properties. County records on well and septic available upon request.
Here is the real estate listing history according to the website Zillow.com:
09/18/2012 Listing removed  $170,000 $59 ReMax Leading Edge
08/07/2012 Listed for sale $170,000 $59  ReMax Leading Edge
07/21/2012 Listing removed $170,000 $59  ReMax Leading Edge
09/29/2011 Listed for sale $170,000 $59  ReMax Leading Edge
09/29/2011 Listing removed $170,000 $59  ReMax Leading Edge
01/23/2010 Listed for sale $170,000 $59  Champion Realty
10/31/2009 Listing removed $175,000 $61  Champion Realty
11/08/2008 Listed for sale $175,000 $61
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