No one was injured.
New Market, Md (KM). Fire damaged a farm house between New Market and Mount Airy Thursday afternoon.
Fire fighters from Frederick and Carroll Counties were dispatched to 6149 Detrick Road at around 2:16 PM, and saw smoke coming from the rear and roof of the two-story house, according to New Market Volunteer Fire Chief Ben Nalborczyk. “Additional resources were requested for the assignment,” he says.
That included the Rapid Intervention Task Force, and a tanker task force. “Units investigated to find a fire around the electrical components on the first floor of the house. The fire was held at the floor of origin until the arrival of the power company to secure the power,” says Nalborczyk. “And then the fire was subsequently extinguished and all hot spots were knocked and the scene turned over to the Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office.”
It took fire fighters about one hour to put out the fire and all of the hot spots. There were no injuries, says Chief Nalborczyk.
The Fire Marshal will conduct an investigation to into the cause of the fire, and a damage estimate. “The official estimate would come from the Fire Marshal Office. But I would guess anywhere between $15,000 and $30,000 with the overhaul and stuff that was required, the ventilation practices,” Nalborczyk says.
He says the home was occupied. “It was under some minor renovation, but it was an occupied single family dwelling on a farm,” Chief Narbolczyk says.
By Kevin McManus