Woman Injured In House Fire In Cumberland

She was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.


Cumberland, Md (KM) One woman was transported to Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for an evaluation following a small fire at her home in Cumberland on Saturday evening.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says the fire broke out on the rear porch of a home at 14117 Merla Avenue. 25 fire fighters were dispatched to the scene, but the flames were out by the time they arrived. Residents and a neighbor used buckets of water to douse the flames. .

Damage is estimated at $3,000 to the structure and $1,000 to the contents.

Investigators says the fire was accidental due to improperly discarded smoking materials. The fire was contained to the back porch. No one was displaced.

The Fire Marshal’s Office says the woman   taken to Western Maryland Regional Medical Center  for an evaluation is identified as Mary Harvey.  She was later released from the hospital.


By Kevin McManus