ELKTON, Md. (WJZ)– Fire crews responded to a fire at an apartment building in Elkton, Maryland Thursday afternoon.
Officials say the fire started around 3:30 p.m. at 273 Cherry Hill Road on the third floor of the building in Cecil County.
An occupant on the third floor discovered the fire on his deck/fire place.
Fire officials say the man who discovered the fire discarded a cigarette into a makeshift ashtray made of wood.
Seventy-five firefighters responded to the scene.
One firefighter sustained a minor injury and went to the hospital, another sustained an injury and refused treatment.
Twenty occupants were displaced as a result of the fire.
The Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents.