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Fiery Home Explosion Reported In Hancock

August 25th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is currently on the scene of an active fire and explosion at a 10,000 sq. ft. two-story single family dwelling located at 14205 Hollow Road in Hancock, Maryland.  

          The incident was reported at 8:51 a.m. this morning.  Nearly 70 firefighters from Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia volunteer fire departments are currently operating at the two-alarm blaze.  A female occupant was inside the residence when the incident occurred and was able to escape the home without injury.  An off-duty Maryland State Trooper living in the immediate vicinity responded and assisted the occupant away from the home.  

          A team of investigators from the Office of the State Fire Marshal are currently on scene and will begin an investigation into the origin and cause of the fire and explosion.

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