People Rescued From Balconies During Apartment Fire In Frederick

Four people, including a firefighter were injured

Frederick, Md. (DG) – Firefighters rescued residents of a two-alarm apartment fire in Frederick early Tuesday morning.
Sarah Campbell, with the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services, said fire crews were dispatched to the 6400 block of Mercantile Drive at around 12:30 AM for an apartment building on fire with people trapped inside.

“Crews enroute to the scene were advised that people were trapped in apartments in rapid intervention dispatch was requested,” Campbell said. “Units arrived to find fire showing from all three floors and roof of the apartment building.”

Firefighters rescued people from their apartments and balconies. Two residents were taken to Frederick Health Hospital, and one person was transported to Meritus Medical Center. All three are in stable condition.
One firefighter was also taken to Frederick Health Hospital, and was treated and released.

“It took approximately 100 firefighters about 60 minutes to bring the flames are under control and additional three hours to perform overhaul operations,” Campbell said.
The fire affected 15 apartments. The Red Cross is assisting the occupants who have been displaced.
The Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.