Fire Damages Restaurant Under Construction

The blaze caused $400.000 in damages

Hampstead, Md. (DG) – A 2-alarm fire caused significant damage to the Old Town Grill in Hampstead over the weekend.

Carroll County firefighters responded to the restaurant, which is under construction, on S. Main St. at around 1 AM on Friday morning.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office reports the restaurant’s security system alerted authorities about a fire in the building.

It took firefighters 40 minutes to bring the flames under control.

Damage is estimated at $400,000. Authorities say the fire remains under investigation.

-Dianah Gibson