Frederick, MD

Crews Respond to Fire in Historic Frederick Building

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FREDERICK, MD - According to a press release issued by Frederick County Fire & Rescue on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at approximately 3:42 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2024, the Frederick County Emergency Communications Center responded to a reported building fire in the 100 block of S Carroll Street.

Swiftly, units from the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue arrived within two minutes to find a 2-story building emanating smoke, prompting an immediate request for a Rapid Intervention Dispatch.

According to the press release, the historic building, housing an antique store, an apartment, and serving as storage, was connected to another structure across the street via an elevated walkway.

As crews commenced a search within the building and initiated fire suppression efforts, conditions escalated, leading to the request for a second and subsequently a third alarm.

With support from the Frederick Police Department, the immediate area was cleared and closed to traffic, preventing the fire's spread to neighboring structures.

It took 120 firefighters approximately 90 minutes to bring the blaze under control, with an additional two hours spent extinguishing remaining hotspots and conducting overhaul operations.

Fortunately, the building was unoccupied at the time, resulting in no civilian injuries.

While two firefighters sustained minor injuries, no transportation was required.

Frederick City Police, Frederick County Division of Emergency Management, Frederick City Emergency Management, and Mayor Michael O’Connor monitored the incident on-site.

As of 9:30 pm, S Carroll Street remains closed, with the Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office actively investigating the incident.

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