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Early Morning House Fire in McCoole

December 19th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

According to the Allegany County Department of Emergency Services firefighters throughout the region responded to a late night fire Sunday that destroyed a residence in the 24000 block of Spring Briar Lane. The Cumberland Times News reports no injuries were reported in the fire that was quickly upgraded to a "working fire" when first-arriving firefighters found the structure engulfed in flames about 9:50 p.m. The structure, which was located off of state Route 135 near Mountain Laurel Medical Center, was vacant at the time of the fire but was not abandoned.Potomac Volunteer Fire Department of Westernport directed the fire operation with assistance of companies from Keyser, Piedmont, Rawlings, Bloomington, New Creek and Barton along with Tri-Towns ambulance with county DES personnel. Units were reportedly on the scene until 1:30 a.m