The cause is under investigation.
Smithsburg, Md (KM) No injuries are reported from a house fire Saturday afternoon in Washington County.
The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says at around 5:40 PM, 44 fire fighters were dispatched to 24 Grove Circle in Smithsburg for a two-story, single family home on fire. It took them 15-minutes to get the flames under control.
Damage is estimated at $50,000 to the structure, and $25,000 to the contents.
Officials say the fire originated in a second floor bedroom, and was discovered by an occupant. The cause remains under investigation.
The family is being assisted by the Red Cross.
By Kevin McManus