More than 50 fire fighters responded to the scene.
Monrovia, Md (KM). Fire fighters battled a house fire in Monrovia Wednesday morning.
At around 10:04 AM, Frederick County Battalion Chief James Morgan says personnel were dispatched to the 11,900 block of Clayton Court for a house fire. “The first arriving units arrived on the scene to find smoke coming from a residential house, and a patient in the front yard. They transported the patient to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries,” he says.
There were reports of possibly another occupant trapped inside the home, but it was determined that all occupants were out, according to a statement from the New Market Volunteer Fire Company posted on the Frederick Scanner Facebook page.
“Additional crews started to arrive. They did enter the house, found the fire on the first floor in and around the living room area. The fire was extinguished in about 30-minutes,” says Chief Morgan.
The New Market Fire Company says the fire extended to the attic area, and additional fire lines were brought in. A hole was cut into the roof to confirm the fire was out.
“We called for the Rapid Intervention Task Force, the tanker task force because it was an area that did not have hydrants. And an additional alarm was called for that’s called ‘a fire task force’ because the fire looked like it was advancing quickly,” he says. “However, the crews controlled it and that assignment was canceled.”
Damage from the fire is estimated at $75,000, according to Chief Morgan.
He says fire fighters from Frederick, Carroll, Montgomery and Howard Counties were dispatched to the scene, a total of more than 50 personnel.
Fire crews remained on the scene to assist with the investigation by county fire marshals, and to extinguish all hot spots, says the New Market Volunteer Fire Company.
By Kevin McManus