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Fire Marshal Rules On Frostburg Fire

August 6th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

A fire on West Main Street in Frostburg Sunday has been blamed on the spontaneous combustion of rags and paint brushes.

WCBC reported the call during the 4 PM hour, and 20 firefighters led by the Frostburg Volunteer Fire Department, responded and had the blaze contained to the porch and out in about 10 minutes.

The fire was reported by a neighbor and did about $1000 in damage.



Date:  August 5, 2018

Time:  4:00 p.m.

Location / Address:  217 W. Main Street, Frostburg (city), Allegany County

Type of Incident:   structure fire

Description of Structure / Property:  one-story single-family dwelling

Owner / Occupants:   Kenneth  Kerr

Injuries or Deaths:  none

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $1,000         Contents: $0

Smoke Alarm Status:  none present

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: not required

Arrests(s): none

Primary Responding Fire Department: Frostburg

# of Alarms: 1              # Of Firefighters: 20

Time to Control: 10 minutes

Discovered By:   neighbor

Area of Origin: interior enclosed porch

Preliminary Cause:  accidental  -  spontaneous combustion of  rags and paint brushes

Additional Information:  Fire was contained to the porch area.

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