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Lake Fire Damages Motel

November 25th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

A Saturday fire has temporarily closed a motel at Deep Creek Lake.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's office has determined the blaze at Lakestar Lodge on Deep Creek Drive was electrical and started in an indoor utility room.

Deep Creek VFD coordinated 30 fire fighters who brought the fire under control in 25 minutes.  

Total damage is estimated at $95,000.

MARYLAND FIRE MARSHAL

NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

Date: November 23, 2019

Time:  1:35 p.m.

Location / Address:   2001 Deep Creek Drive, McHenry, Garrett County

Type of Incident: structure fire

Description of Structure / Property:  two-story wood-frame 20 room motel

Owner / Occupants:  Lakestar Holdings LLC  /  DBA:  Lakestar Lodge

Injuries or Deaths: none

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $65,000      Contents: $30,000

Smoke Alarm Status:   present and did not activate

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  Fire alarm pull stations present but were not activated.  No sprinkler system.            

Arrests(s):   none

Primary Responding Fire Department:  Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Co.

# of Alarms:  1     # Of Firefighters:  30

Time to Control:  25 minutes

Discovered By:    neighbor

Area of Origin:   interior utility room

Preliminary Cause:  accidental – electrical

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