Eight Displaced After 3-Alarm Fire In Downtown Frederick

A cat, snake, and two pet rats died.

Frederick, Md. (NS) – Eight people were displaced by a large 3-alarm fire in Downtown Frederick on Wednesday night.

At around 9:40 p.m., firefighters were sent to West Second Street for a multi-family dwelling fire.

A rapid intervention dispatch was requested as the fire quickly spread.

It took over 120 firefighters over 4 hours to get the blaze under control.

All residents in the 3-story building were safely evacuated without any injuries, but one cat, two rats, and a pet snake died in the fire.

The American Red Cross is assisting the 8 residents, and the fire remains under investigation by the Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office.