The building is considered a total loss.
Westernport, Md (KM) It took 50 fire fighters ten hours to control a two-alarm structure fire in Westernport in Allegany County early Wednesday morning. The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says the blaze broke out at the Redman Club at 128 Maryland Avenue. It’s a two-story building with a bar on the first floor.
To help fire fighters put out the flames, an excavator was brought in to raze the building. .Columbia Gas assisted by shutting down the gas line which was feeding a deep seated fire in the basement.
One fire fighter was taken to a hospital for an unrelated medical emergency. Two fire fighters were treated at the scene.
Damage is estimated at $500,000, but fire officials say the building is total loss.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The Fire Marshal’s Office says the blaze originated on a rear deck, and was discovered by a passerby. .
By Kevin McManus