There were no injuries.
Creagerstown, Md (KM). A storage barn at a farm in the Creagerstown area was damaged by fire Monday afternoon. At 3:11 PM, fire fighters were dispatched to 12641 Creagerstown Road for a structure fire. “Upon arrival, crews reported a 60-x-100-foot farm storage building on fire,” says Battalion Chief Kevin Fox with Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services. “Additionally, the crews reported they had several buildings which were in close proximity so they had some exposure issues. One included a residence.”
Fox says fire fighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the nearby buildings. They also spent 90-minutes bringing the flames under control. No one was hurt.
“Haz mat units were requested to monitor runoff from the water that we were spraying on the building as the building’s contents included some pesticides,” he says.
In addition, Fox says bringing water to the scene to put out the flames was a challenge. “We did request additional water tankers to assist as it is a non-hydranted area,” he says.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the County Fire Marshal’s Office.
Fire fighters also had to deal with the weather while at the scene. “We requested a warming tent as the cold temperatures did take a toll on our fire fighters here,” says Fox.
Creagerstown Road (Rt. 550) in that area was closed to allow emergency vehicles to come and go, and so that fire fighters could put out the flames.
By Kevin McManus