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House fire causes nearly a half a million dollars in damage

October 16th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

An early Friday fire that caused an estimated $450,000 damage to a Bishop Walsh Road house remains under investigation. No injuries were reported in the blaze at 1045 Bishop Walsh Rd., which broke out at about 1 a.m., according to the Allegany County 911 Center. Cumberland Fire Marshal Lt Shannon Adams told the Cumberland Times News "there was a lot of damage. The building collapsed on itself," Cumberland Fire Marshal Lt. Shannon Adams said on Friday. "The structural integrity of the building is slowing (the investigation) down."  Fire units remained on the scene until about 10:45 a.m. Adams said the house was insured and the owner, who was not identified, will be "staying in their other house in Virginia." In addition to Cumberland firefighters, Allegany County volunteer units from Bowling Green, LaVale and Cresaptown, and West Virginia units from Ridgeley and Wiley Ford responded. Roughly 40 firefighters battled the blaze. Corriganville, Shaft and Frostburg volunteer units were on standby at the Cumberland Fire Department. 

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