Fire Damages Town House In Spring Ridge Wed. Afternoon

There were no injuries, but several residents have been displaced.


Frederick, Md (KM). Fire damaged a home in Spring Wednesday afternoon.

Steve Leatherman, Deputy Chief for Frederick County Fire and Rescue Services, says fire fighters were dispatched to 6128 Baldrich Circle at around 12:19 PM for a town house on fire. “They arrived on the scene of the fire coming from the rear of the structure, extending up through the backside of the house into the attic and the roof. It took about 30-minutes to contain the fire,” he says.

Everyone got of the house safely, says Leatherman.. “The occupants were home. They were alerted by construction workers in the area, and they alerted them to evacuate the house. We had no fire fighter injuries, civilian injuries or pet injuries,” he says.

The County Fire Marshal was called to the scene to conduct an investigation into the cause of the fire,  and to determine a damage estimate.

Leatherman says the fire also caused minor damage to some adjacent town houses. “The main town house where the fire originated was pretty the roof was burned off and drops into the rest of the area. Pretty much, the fire was contained to the back of the house and the roof and the attic,” he says.

The Red Cross is assisting those who were displaced by the fire.

Leatherman says the Rapid Intervention Task Force and the Fire Task Force were both dispatched to help relieve the fire fighters who first arrived on the scene. He says there were about 50 fire fighters working to put out the flames.   After the fire was brought under control, some fire fighters remained on Baldrich Circle  to put out hot spots.


By Kevin McManus