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Westernport house fire caused by electrical malfunction

September 6th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's office has issued a report from a weekend fire in Westernport:


Date: September 4, 2022

Time: 5: 45 PM

Location / Address:  225 Maryland Ave, Westernport, Allegany County MD

Type of Incident: Structure Fire

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

Owners: D&D Homes      

Injuries or Deaths: N/A       

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

Smoke Alarm Status: Present/ Activated        

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: Not Present

Arrests(s): N/A 

Primary Responding Fire Department: Potomac Fire Company Number 2    

# of Alarms:  1  # Of Firefighters: 30

Time to Control: 5 minutes 

Discovered By: Resident         

Area of Origin: Rear porch                 

Preliminary Cause: Accidental. Electrical malfunction with a window fan       

Additional Information: Residents were not displaced by the fire.