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Early Morning Fire Damages Friendsville Area Garage

January 31st, 2022 by WCBC Radio

It took a dozen Deep Creek Volunteer Firefighters 15 minutes to put out a garage fire on Cherry Lane near Friendsville at 2:20 AM this morning. The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office says the fire did $100,000 in damage to the wood framed structure, owned by David and Sandra Friend. The fire marshal is investigating the cause.   


Date: 1/31/2022 

Time: 2:22 a.m.

Location / Address:  355 Cherry Lane, Friendsville, Garrett County

Type of Incident: Structure Fire

Description of Structure / Property: Wood framed, steel roof, detached garage    

Owners: David and Sandra Friend     

Injuries or Deaths: N/A    

Estimated $ Loss: $100,000

Smoke Alarm Status: Not present

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: Not present

Arrests(s): N/A

Primary Responding Fire Department: Deep Creek Lake Volunteer Fire Department    

# of Alarms:  1  # Of Firefighters: 12

Time to Control: 15 minutes 

Discovered By: Owner 

Area of Origin: Furnace room      

Preliminary Cause: Under investigation