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UPDATED: Porch Collapse Injures Five In Frostburg

March 26th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

9:00 PM UPDATE:  At least three people were hurt when a porch collapsed at a Frostburg residence on Saturday, including one in serious condition. The roof of the porch was about 15 feet off the ground.

The incident, reported at 144 Wood St. around 7 p.m., drew the response of Frostburg firefighters and two units from Frostburg Area Ambulance Service. Other medic units from around the area were dispatched to the scene by the Allegany County 911 Center. Several others were treated on scene for minor injuries.

Law enforcement from Frostburg City, Frostburg State University, MD State Police and Allegany County Sheriff's Office were dispatched due to the large number of students at the scene.

Frostburg City Police Chief Royce Douty describes a chaotic scene when the collapse occurred. Frostburg Police were on the scene of a call concerning a loud party across the street. The party is said to have numbered between 200-250 people.

The injured were being transported to Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

8:30 PM UPDATE: Frostburg City Police Chief Royce Douty describes a chaotic scene when the collapse occurred.  Frostburg Police were on the scene of a call concerning a loud party across the street.  Officially, five people have been declared injured as a result of the fall, including one in serious condition.

The party is said to have numbered between 200-250 people, and the roof of the porch was about 15 feet off the ground.

Additional injuries may be connected to the incident, as others may make their way to the hospital in private vehicles.

An official report is being compiled.

8:10 PM UPDATE:  Allegany County 911 reports that three people were transported from the scene with unspecified injuries.

INITIAL REPORT:  Several people have been hurt in a porch collapse at 144 Wood Street in Frostburg.

Allegany Couny 911 dispatched several units to the scene during the 7 PM hour Saturday evening.

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