Fire Damages Townhouse In Frederick

No injuries reported.













Frederick, Md (KM) No one was injured during a townhouse fire in Frederick Thursday morning.

Fire officials say at 6:36 AM, fire fighters were dispatched to 2200 block of Wetherburne  Way, and saw smoke from an end unit townhouse. They discovered fire in the attic and on the roof.  . A second alarm was sounded and the Rapid Intervention Dispatch was called to the scene.

75 fire fighters from United and Junior Fire Companies, and Citizens Truck Company in Frederick, along with Middletown, Walkersville, Braddock Heights, Jefferson, Lewistown, Crestview, Spring Ridge and Fort Detrick spent 30-minutes bringing the flames under control. . Crews remained on the scene for an additional two hours putting out hot spots and doing overhaul.

Seven adults were able to get out of the home before fire fighters arrived. They are being assisted by the Red Cross.

The Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating. Fire officials says the fire was gas-fed.


By Kevin McManus