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Fire Marshal Updates Mount Savage Fire

December 20th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Deputy State Fire Marshals are currently investigating the cause of a evening blaze which resulted in serious injuries to two occupants of the home. The 5:45 PM fire was reported by a neighbor who heard a smoke alarm sounding from the residence at 15937 Foundry Row.

First arriving firefighters located both the male and female victims inside of the homes side door. The victims were quickly rescued from the home and transported to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for treatment. Both are in critical condition at this time due to life-threatening injuries sustained from the heat, and smoke.

‚ÄčThe home is described as a one story single family home owned by Mrs. Eleanor Rafferty. The one alarm fire was brought under control in thirty minutes by seventy firefighters from Allegany, Garrett, and Pennsylvania departments. There were no other injuries reported to firefighters.

Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office have determined that the fire originated in a middle bedroom of the home. The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time. Damages to the home and its contents are estimated to be $80,000. 

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