Family In Thurmont Displaced After Fire



The Red Cross is assisting

Thurmont, Md. (DG)- A family was displaced Sunday after a house fire in Thurmont.

Frederick County Fire and Rescue Services reports the fire started at a house in the 20th block of Meadow Lane before 8 AM.

Arriving units found heavy fire coming from a garage that attached to the home. It took about 15 minutes for 45 firefighters to get the fire under control and another hour and a half to perform overhaul and eliminate any hotspots.

The Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office found that the cause of the fire was discarded cooking materials. Damage is estimated to be $100,000.

Two members of the fire department were also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Two adults, one child, and three dogs were displaced. The Red Cross is assisting.