Lightning Strike Cause Of House Fire In Carroll County

House Fire, Frizzellburg Rd. Westminster, Md. (Photo from Md. State Fire Marshal’s Office)

There were no injuries.

Westminster, Md. (KM) – A lightning strike is being labeled the cause of a house fire in Carroll County early Thursday morning.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says just after 2:45 AM, fire fighters were dispatched to the 2100 block of Frizzellburg Road in Westminster for a house on fire.  They  spent 30-minutes bringing the flames under control. No one was injured.

Investigators with the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office say the damage is estimated at $10,000, and was confined to the exterior of the building.

Fire officials  say the two-story single family home had working smoke alarms.

By Kevin McManus