It broke out at the construction site of the new USAMRIID facility.
Fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon at a construction site at Fort Detrick in Frederick.
Fire and rescue crews were dispatched shortly before 2:00 PM to 1774 Ditto Avenue. "The site is going to be the new home of the United State's Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Disease, which many know as USAMRIID," says Detrick Spokeswoman Lanessa Hill.
Fire fighters saw smoke coming out of the building upon their arrival, according to scanner reports. Post officials say crews quickly contained the fire and put it out. The building was ventilated following the fire. Personnel were on the scene for several hours doing mop up work.
"We had two contractors who were construction workers who were at the site, and who were injured," says Hill. "They were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital with smoke inhalation and injuries." None of the injuries or smoke inhalation is believed to be life threatening, she says.
"Actually, we're just very happy that the two that were injured were able to receive the appropriate medical attention on the scene, and then being taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital," says Hill. "Obviously, the fire was under control within a relatively short time with the assistance the city and the county."
Investigators from the State and County Fire Marshal's Offices are looking into the cause.