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December 2nd, 2023 by WCBC Radio

On 12/1/2023 at 4:43PM fire crews responded to 12001 Moores Hollow Road, Cumberland, Allegany County 

Type of Incident: Dwelling Fire 

Description of Structure / Property: One story, wood  framed, single family dwelling 

Owner / Occupants: Rod Paxton

Injuries or Deaths: None reported 

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $35,000.00   Contents: $15,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status: Present – unknown activation 

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: Not present 

Arrests(s): N/A

Primary Responding Fire Department: District 16 Volunteer Fire Department 

# of Alarms: 2  # Of Firefighters: 25

Time to Control: 10 minutes 

Discovered By: Resident 

Area of Origin: Rear enclosed back porch 

Preliminary Cause: Accidental – electrical malfunction 

Additional Information: All occupants were able to escape the residence safely. The American Red Cross is assisting the family.