A house fire in the 900 block of Phillips Road Wednesday morning sent a family of four out into the cold.
Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Chief Keith Swindle said at around 2:30 a.m., firefighters arrived at the one-story dwelling, seeing smoke from the windows. A team of 30 firefighters brought the one-alarm fire under control in less than 30 minutes.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but is believed to be electrical in nature, Swindle said.
The fire caused approximately $25,000 in total damage to the home. Smoke detectors in the home were found to be inoperable, Swindle said.
The family is being assisted by the Red Cross.