Town Houses In Urbana Damaged By Fire

Town house at Ethan Ridge Dr. Urbana (Photo from Frederick County Fire & Rescue Services)

No injuries are reported.

Urbana, Md. (KM) – There were no injuries Thursday afternoon from a town house fire in Urbana.

At around 2:25 PM, fire fighters was dispatched to the 9600 block of Ethan Ridge Drive for reports of a town house on fire. . Other information came in to the Emergency Communications Center about a vehicle on fire outside of a garage of a town house.

Frederick County Fire  and Rescue Services says units arrived to find fire on all three floors in the rear of a middle town house, with the flames extending to adjacent town houses. The fire went to two alarms, and  as additional apparatus and personnel were brought to the scene.

100 fire fighters from Frederick, Carroll and Montgomery Counties spent 30-minutes bringing the flames under control,. and another 30-minutes doing overhaul and ventilating the town houses.

All occupants got out of the homes safely. .They’re being assisted by the Red Cross.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office.

The units which responded to the fire were:

  • Urbana Fire Company
  • Green Valley Fire Station
  • New Market Fire Company
  • Spring Ridge Fire Station
  • Citizens Truck Company
  • United Fire Company
  • Westview Fire Station
  • Junior Fire Company
  • Carrol Manor Fire Company
  • Walkersville Rescue Company
  • Fort Detrick Fire Department
  • Independent Hose Company
  • Northgate Fire Station
  • Libertytown Fire Company
  • Jefferson Fire Company

By Kevin McManus