The cause remains under investigation.
Frederick, Md (KM) A total of 14 adults and four children were displaced by a town house fire in Frederick on Sunday afternoon.
Fire officials say personnel were dispatched at 2:47 PM to the 2600 block of Warren Way for a report of a town house fire with flames showing. Fire fighters arriving at the scene found fire showing through the roof of the middle town house. They requested a second alarm, and the rapid intervention task force.
The row consisted of town houses connected on the back and sides. The fire spread along the roof line from the middle town house to the surrounding homes. It took 75 fire fighters 90-minutes to bring the flames under control, and two hours to extinguish the hot spots and do overhaul.. No one was injured.
Fire investigators say damage is estimated at $800,000 . The cause remains under investigation.
There are 12 town houses in that area, and officials say seven are uninhabitable due to extensive damage.
The displaced occupants are being assisted by the Red Cross.
By Kevin McManus
Photos courtesy of the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services