Two Injured, 12 Displaced From A Building Fire In Taneytown











Photo Courtesy Md. State Fire Marshal’s Office.





The cause is under investigation.


Taneytown, Md (KM) Two people were injured Saturday morning during a building fire in Taneytown.

The Maryland State Fire  Marshal’s Office says fire fighters were dispatched to 30 East Baltimore Street at 6:49 AM for a fire at a two-story building which contained four apartments and a business called Awa’s Country Store. . They spent one-hour bringing the flames under control.

Damage is estimated at $250,000 to the structure, and $150,000 to the contents.

One woman who lived in the building was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with burns on her face and hands. Another woman who lived next door was transported to Carroll Hospital Center to be evaluated for smoke inhalation.

12 occupants were displaced and are being assisted by the Red Cross.

The Fire Marshal’s Office says the fire originated in the rear apartment bedroom on the second floor. The cause remains under investigation.


By Kevin McManus