One Person Suffers Minor Burns During House Fire In Emmitsburg

The cause remains under investigation.


Emmitsburg, Md (KM) One occupant suffered minor burns to the hands as a result of a house fire Wednesday night in Emmitsburg.

Frederick County fire and rescue officials say at around 10:44 PM,  personnel were dispatched to 19 Robindale Drive for a fire in a two-story duplex. They found fire in the basement with an extension to the first floor. 35 fire fighters spent 20-minutes putting out the flames. But some crews remained on the scene for rehab and cleanup.

Damage is estimated at $60,000 .

Authorities say the occupants were home at the time of the fire. They were alerted by working smoke alarms and were able to get out safely.  Three adults and three children were displaced, and are being assisted by the Red Cross.

The cause is under investigation by the County Fire Marshal’s Office.

The neighboring duplex was not affected by the fire.


By Kevin McManus