CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — The Allegany County Commissioners are honoring 20 local fire companies for battling eight house fires during a four-day period in late January.
Board President Michael McKay says the public ceremony Thursday afternoon recognizes their service during difficult circumstances and poor weather conditions.
One of the fires injured a volunteer firefighter. Another injured two occupants of the burned residence.
The fires were scattered throughout the county. There has been no indication from fire investigators that they were connected.
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