Seven adults escape townhouse blaze in Frederick

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Jul. 8—A townhouse caught fire in Frederick early Thursday, bringing about 75 firefighters together for the two-alarm blaze.

Firefighters responded to the 2200 block of Wetherburne Way at about 6:30 a.m. to find "smoke showing from an end unit townhouse" and active fire in the attic and roof, according to a Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services (DFRS) news release. First responders got the gas-fed blaze under control in about 30 minutes, then spent another two hours on scene to fully extinguish the fire and perform overhaul.

Seven adults who evacuated the home before fire companies arrived are being assisted by the Red Cross, the release states. There were no injuries.

The Frederick County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.

Firefighters responded from Independent, Junior, United, Citizens Truck, Middletown, Walkersville, Braddock Heights, Carroll Manor, Jefferson, Lewistown, Crestview, Spring Ridge and Fort Detrick.

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