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Friday Fire: One Escapes, One Arrested, Two Firefighters Injured

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.

2 Responses to “Friday Fire: One Escapes, One Arrested, Two Firefighters Injured”

  1. February 18, 2012 at 1:16 pm, kerri bohrer said:

    It should be the individuals choose weather or not they want to put thear selfs in danger or not. Just like the two little girls the policeman wouldnt let somebody help then and they passed away.

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  2. February 18, 2012 at 8:06 pm, LINDA said:

    i strongley agree with this other comment. if ther is a life of a human or a loved animal it should be up to the indiviuable to go in and try to save who ever it may be. i know the police have orders to follow. BUT ! DEAR GOD ! DONT STOP ANYONE WHO WANT’S TO SAVE A LIFE ! And please dont punish them for trying ‘like aresting them. In the case of going in after keys , this is understandable. A life cant be replaced , but a object can.
    GOD BLESS, AND THANKS TO ALL FIRE AND OTHER EMERGENCY CREW. ESPICALLY THE VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY PEOPLE WHO DO THIS WITHOUT PAY AND JUST FROM THEIR HEARTS.

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