Owings, MD- On December 5, 2018 at 1:15 a.m. the homeowner heard a popping noise and smelled smoke. She was able to leave the residence, but was overwhelmed with smoke. Due to the smoke inhalation, the homeowner was transported to Baltimore Shock Trauma, but was later released.
According to a Facebook post by the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department, They employed five units( Engine 51, Engine 52, Truck 5, Safety Officer, and Fire Chief). After arrival ,advanced attack lines to the house while truck crews threw multiple ladders and started to ventilate in conjunction with the fire attack. An aggressive interior attack was mounted with crews from NBVFD, Huntingtown, and Dunkirk.
The North Beach Volunteer Fire Department responded with seventy personnel and had the blaze under control in thirty minutes. The Office of the State Fire Marshal was called in to investigate.
The Fire Marshal lists the loss of structure at $220,000.00, and content loss at $60,000.00. The homeowner is being assisted by family at this time.
At this time the fire and origin remain under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6832.