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Frostburg Fire Investigation

March 25th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Date: 3/25/2023

Time: 11:03 a.m. 

Location / Address:  22 Chestnut Street, Frostburg, Allegany County

Type of Incident: Dwelling Fire 

Description of Structure / Property: Two-story, apartment building

Owner / Occupants: Cindy Dixon

Injuries or Deaths: None reported 

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $15,000   Contents: $5,000

Smoke Alarm Status: Present and activated 

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: Not present 

Arrests(s): N/A

Primary Responding Fire Department: Frostburg Fire Department

# of Alarms: 1    # Of Firefighters: 28

Time to Control: 10 minutes 

Discovered By: Neighbor

Area of Origin: Kitchen 

Preliminary Cause: Accidental – electrical malfunction with cooking stove 

Additional Information: Two dogs that were inside the residence at the time of the fire escaped without injuries