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Oakland Fire Under Investigation

August 12th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's office is investigation a Sunday morning blaze that consumed a log office building north of Oakland.

The loss has been estimated at $700,000, with the damage equally split between contents and the structure.



Date:   August 11, 2019

Time:  12:30 a.m.

Location / Address:  14689 Garrett Highway, Oakland, Garrett County

Type of Incident:  structure fire

Description of Structure / Property: multi-level commercial business property (4 tenants)

Owner / Occupants:  BAK Properties, LLC

Injuries or Deaths:  One firefighter received hand injury and was transported to Garrett Memorial Hospital.  One firefighter treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $350,000      Contents: $350,000

Smoke Alarm Status:   unknown

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  unknown / partial sprinkler in basement area

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department:  Oakland Volunteer Fire Company

# of Alarms: 1      # Of Firefighters: 45

Time to Control: 45 minutes

Discovered By:   tenant on nearby property

Area of Origin:  under investigation

Preliminary Cause: under investigation

Additional Information:  Origin and cause of the fire remain under investigation.  Property is a total loss.

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