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Oakland Area Fire Blazed On Wood Stove Insert

November 13th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

A house fire near Oakland Sunday morning is being blamed on an improperly installed woodstove insert. 

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office says the blaze did a total of $150,000 in damage to the Lynn Sisler residence. 

It took 30 firefighters 20 minutes to bring the fire under control.  The family is being helped by friends and neighbors.




Date: November 11, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location / Address:  8696 Gorman Road, Oakland, Garrett County

Type of Incident:  structure fire

Description of Structure / Property: two-story single family wood-frame dwelling

Owner / Occupants:  Lynn Sisler

Injuries or Deaths:  none

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $100,000   Contents: $50,000

Smoke Alarm Status:  present and activated

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: not required

Arrests(s):  none

Primary Responding Fire Department: Oakland

# of Alarms: 1   # Of Firefighters: 30

Time to Control: 20 minutes

Discovered By: passing motorist

Area of Origin: interior first floor living room

Preliminary Cause: accidental – improperly installed woodstove insert

Additional Information: Family is displaced and are being assisted by family and friends.

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