Fire Destroys Farm House In Jefferson

The Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office is Investigating.

Jefferson, Md. (KM) – The cause of a house fire in Jefferson on Thursday afternoon is under investigation by the Frederick County Fire Marshal’s  Office.   .

Fire and Rescue officials say at around 3:08 PM, fire fighters were dispatched to the 5600 block of Carroll Boyer Road, and found a two-story single family farm house fully engulfed in flames. The flames spread to a nearby travel trailer and two vesicles.

A tanker task force was requested to shuttle water to the scene as there were no fire hydrants in that area. Embers from the fire landed on some adjacent property causing a brush fire. Crews were sent to put out those flames.

It took fire fighters two hours to put out the farm house fire. The building is a total loss, fire officials say. .

The occupant was not home at the time of the fire.

There were no civilian or fire fighter injuries, but two dogs perished in the fire.

A total of 13 fire companies responded to this blaze:

  • Independent
  • United
  • Brunswick
  • Middletown
  • Guardian Hose Co.
  • Walkersville
  • Braddock Heights
  • Carroll Manor
  • Jefferson
  • Wolfsville
  • Lewistown
  • Point of Rocks
  • Spring Ridge

By Kevin McManus