House Fire Near Westminster
By Assistant Chief Christopher Harris
March 29, 2017

Box 3-25. At about 10:30 hrs., Station 8 units were dispatched to assist Station 3 (Westminster) for a house fire at 1349 Western Chapel Road. First arriving units reported fire showing and requested the "Rapid Intervention Dispatch" as well as additional tankers. The fire was well advanced and crews initially attempted an interior attack, however, were quickly removed due to the weakened structure.

Crews from departments around the county were able to bring the fire under control within 45 minutes, however, the structure was heavily damaged. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. No injuries were reported.

Units: Station 3 (Westminster), Station 10 (New Windsor), Station 8 (Union Bridge), Station 6 (Pleasant Valley), Station 5 (Taneytown), Station 9 (Reese), Station 13 (Gamber), Station 14 (Winfield), Station 4 (Manchester), FM44 (MSFMO), Carroll County Sheriff's Office, BG&E Power.

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