On Sunday October 4. 2020 at 0802 hours Box Alarm 10-01 was sounded for the reported house fire in the first block of Meadow Ln on the East side of Thurmont.
At 0804 Thurmont Police arrived on scene and reported a working fire. Engine 102 arrived on scene a few moments later and advised of a two story split level home, attached garage fully involved with extension into the house. Engine 102s crew advanced an 1" 3/4 line making a knock on the fire. After Engine 102s officer completed his 360 of the home it was determined there was also smoke coming from the eaves. Battalion 902 (Frederick County DFRS Northern Battalion Chief) arrived on scene and assumed the command in the front yard. Command requested the Rapid Intervention Dispatch. Rescue Squad 10 arrived and was assigned the primary search of the number 1 floor which was determined to be negative. At 0814, approximately 8 minutes after the arrival of Engine 102 the bulk of the fire was knocked and crews were checking for extension and opening the inside of the house. At 0928 the fire was deemed out and the box was held to the first alarm assignment has crews were beginning overhaul.
All occupants of the residence were safe and accounted for and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.
Two Fire Fighters from the scene were transported to Frederick Health Hospital for minor injuries and were released a short time later.
The Frederick County Fire Marshals Office investigated the fire and determined the fire started in the attached garage and was caused by discarded cooking materials.
Mutual Aid Units Consisted of:
Engine Tanker 184 - Graceham Volunteer Fire Company
Engine 132 - Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Department
Engine Tanker 224 - Lewistown District Volunteer Fire Department
Engine 61 - Vigilant Hose Company, Emmitsburg
Engine 162 - Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company
Rescue Squad 6 - Vigilant Hose Company, Emmitsburg
Quint 11 - Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company
Ambulance 308 - Thurmont Community Ambulance
Ambulance 68 - Vigilant Hose Company, Emmitsburg
Rapid Intervention Dispatch-
Medic 30 - Frederick County Advanced Life Support
Franklin County Rescue Squad 19 - Raven Rock Mountain Complex
Ambulance 309 - Thurmont Community Ambulance
Engine 101 - Guardian Hose Company