Fire Fighters Busy Late Thursday/Early Friday With Two Fires In Frederick County

No one was injured; cause under investigation.

Photos from the fires on Opossumtown Pike  (Courtesy Frederick County Fire & Rescue Servics)

Frederick, Md (KM Two fires kept some Frederick County fire fighters busy late Thursday night into early Friday morning. .

Fire and Rescue officials say at 10:39 PM, a call went out for a house fire in the area of Oposumtown Pike and Bloomfield Road. Arriving fire fighters found a 20-foot by 25-foot shed fully involved in flames with an extension into some nearby woods. The flames were brought under control within 20-minutes. No injuries were reported.

Fire officials say the phone company was requested because some wires  were involved in the blaze.

One of the responding units had cleared the scene, and, while returning to quarters, came upon a barn fire along Oposumtown Pike and Masser Road in Lewistown just before midnight. Personnel responding to the scene reported a large shed fire with the flames extending into the main barn. The fire went to a second alarm, and a tanker task force was requested. Fire fighters were able to bring the flames under control in a little under 30-minutes. There were no injuries, but a horse was rescued.

As in the first fire, the phone company was asked to respond due some wires involved.

Both fires are under investigation by the Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Meanwhile, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says it needs the public’s help in its investigation of these fires.  Authorities are asking anyone who lives  in the area to check their security cameras between 10:00 PM and 12-midnight on Thursday for any suspicious vehicles or individuals.  IF they see o  hear of anything suspicious, they’re asked to contact Detective Patterson at the Sheriff’s Office at 301-600-4218, or by e-mail at [email protected].

By Kevin McManus