Town House Fire Displaces Nine People

One person suffered a burn injury to the hand.


Frederick, Md (KM) Damage is estimated at $150,000 from a town house fire in Frederick Wednesday evening.

County fire and rescue officials say shortly before 6:00 PM, personnel were dispatched to the 500 block of Ellison Court for a town house on fire. They saw fire showing through the roof and the rear of a town house. A Fire Task Force and a Rapid Intervention Dispatch were requested.

Officials says the flames spread across the roofline to a connecting unit.

It took 75 fire fighters 90-minutes to bring the flames under control. They also spent an additional 90-minutes putting out hot spots and doing overhaul.

A total of nine people were displaced between the two homes. One person was taken to the hospital with a burn injury to the hand.

The County Fire Marshal’s Office says the cause of the fire is accidental.


By Kevin McManus