Fire Destroys Single Family Home In Frederick County

Mountain Laurel Dr. House Fire  (Photo from Division of Fire & Rescue Services)

Two adults, one child are  displaced.

Frederick, Md. (KM) – Fire fighters battled a house fire north of Frederick Tuesday morning. County Fire and Rescue says personnel were called out just before 9:30 for a house on fire in the 5600 block of Mountain Laurel Drive.

When they arrived, they saw fire coming from the sides of a two-story single family home. Officials requested the Rapid Intervention Dispatch. Crews worked to establish a water supply and a primary search was conducted. A tanker task force was also requested. It took 45 fire fighters one hour to put out the flames, and another hour to do an overhaul and put out the hot spots.

Two adults and one child were not home at the time of the blaze. They have been displaced. There were no fire fighter or civilian injuries, but two cats perished in the fire.

The County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.

The fire companies which responded are:

  • Junior
  • Jefferson
  • Lewistown
  • Emmitsburg
  • Citizens Truck Company
  • Braddock Heights
  • Middletown
  • Independent Hose Co.
  • United
  • Libertytown
  • Westview
  • Urbana
  • Walkersville
  • Spring Ridge
  • Fort Detrick

By Kevin McManus