House Fire Displaces Residents In Frederick

Two people were taken to area hospitals.


Frederick, Md (KM) The cause of a house fire in Frederick Saturday morning remains under investigation.

Kevin Fox, Battalion Chief for Frederick County Fire and Rescue Services, says crews were dispatched to 1898 Dulaney Court in the Carroll Park Manor subdivision at around 10:45 AM for a town house fire with some residents trapped. “Upon arrival, our initial crews reported that there was heavy fire conditions on the second floor,” says Fox. “Crews were able to search the residence and found that the occupants did self-extricate, so they did escape on their own.”

Fire fighters took about 20-minutes to put out the flames, Fox says.

The fire has displaced about 4 or five residents.

Fox says two of the residents were taken to area hospitals. He says one person was transported by ambulance to University of Maryland Shock Trauma  after jumping from a window to escape the fire. “That’s the report I heard that one of the occupants jumped from a window to escape the fire,” he says.

The County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire and determining a damage estimate.

Fox says Dulaney Court is a very small area, and it was difficult to get apparatus inside to put out the flames. “It’s a very tight to maneuver within the Carroll Park Manor. Actually, a lot of the developments within Frederick County for our larger apparatus to maneuver through it can be tight as we encounter private vehicles and such that are in the area,” he says.


By Kevin McManus