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Washington County Blaze Damages Home Under Renovation

February 21st, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's office has issued a preliminary report on a Saturday morning fire at a residence in Keddysville in Washington County.

The blaze was discovered by a passerby at a home under renovation on Red Hill Road and did about $40,000 in damage.

74 firemen responded to the scene and had the fire under control in less than an hour. 



Date: February 18, 2017

Time: 5:51 a.m.

Location / Address:  5228 Red Hill Road, Keedysville, Washington County

Type of Incident:  structure fire

Description of Structure / Property:  one-story wood frame dwelling

Owner / Occupants:  McCall & Brenda Griffith  /  Jonas Zigler

Injuries or Deaths: none

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $37,000   Contents: $vacant – being remodeled

Smoke Alarm Status: unknown

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: not required

Arrests(s): none

Primary Responding Fire Department: Sharpsburg

# of Alarms:1    # Of Firefighters: 74

Time to Control: 45 minutes

Discovered By: passerby

Area of Origin: interior

Preliminary Cause: under investigation

Additional Information: Property was vacant and was being renovated by Mr. Zigler.   Anyone with information is requested to contact the State Fire Marshal's Office at 301-766-3888.

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