February 18th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
One person was rescued and two firefighters injured after a blaze at 629 Maryland Avenue Friday afternoon. The fire was first discovered by a Cumberland Police officer at approximately 2:32pm. Approximately 36 firefighters from Cumberland, Bowling Green, Lavale, Clarysville, and Ridgeley WV fire departments responded. It took approximately one hour to bring the fire under control. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and were taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center by ambulance. A resident of the building, Christian Liller, jumped from a second story window to safety with fire and police officials helped the man to safety. Prior to the arrival of firefighters, Cumberland Police arrested a man who assaulted an officer and had to be physically subdued as he reportedly ignored police orders and attempted to enter the building. The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time by the Fire Marshal's office. No working smoke detectors were believed to be present.