One killed in Frederick County fire

A fire in Thursday’s early morning hours has claimed the life of one resident, according to a release from Frederick County Fire and Rescue. One other person, who was inside during the blaze, was transported to the hospital and later released, the release stated.

The fire, which engulfed a single-family residence at 2453 Martinsburg Pike at around 6:20 a.m., was responded to by county units from Clear Brook, Greenwood, Round Hill Community, Millwood Station, Gainesboro, Frederick County Fire and Rescue Battalion 10 Duty Officer, Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office, the Chaplain Corp and assistance from Winchester City, Berkeley County and Valley Health Transport, according to the release.

The release stated that crews were able to extinguish most of the flames within 10 minutes of their arrival.

The residence was a total loss, the release stated. Red Cross has been notified to assist those affected.

No firefighters were injured while fighting the blaze, the release stated.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, in combination with the Frederick County Fire Marshall’s Office, is investigating the fire’s cause. That investigation is ongoing.

According to the release, there were no functioning smoke detectors in the house. The release urged residents to check their smoke detectors’ batteries or purchase a smoke detector, if necessary.

Contact staff writer Nathan Budryk at 540-465-5137 ext. 155, or nbudryk@nvdaily.com

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