|Frederick County Barn Fire|
|By Assistant Chief Christopher Harris|
|February 9, 2019|
FC Box 17-09. At around 16:30hrs, Engine 81 and Engine/Tanker 84 were dispatched mutual-aid to Frederick County for a barn fire in the 10000 block of Bessie Clemson Road. On arrival, units found a barn fire that was about 70% involved with horses still inside. Crews from Station 8 and FC 9 did an offensive attack. A water supply was obtained from a nearby pond.
Sadly, crews weren't able to save the eight horses that were trapped inside. The fire was under control within one hour and extinguished in about two hours. Crews returned on Sunday morning to extinguish a few "hot spots".
The incident is under investigation of the Frederick County Fire Marshal's.