HANCOCK, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says it’s investigating the cause of a fiery explosion that destroyed a home in rural western Maryland.
There are no reports of injuries in the incident Thursday morning on Hollow Road near Hancock, about 80 miles northwest of Baltimore.READ MORE: Job Fair Aims To Help Candidates Find Path Out Of COVID-19 Pandemic
Deputy State Fire Marshal Bruce Bouch says firefighters were still battling the blaze at noon, about three hours after the explosion was reported.
The fire marshal’s office says in a statement that a female occupant was inside the two-story home but escaped without injury. The agency says an off-duty Maryland State Police trooper who lives nearby assisted her.READ MORE: 83-Year-Old Man John Lomax Jr. Killed In Reisterstown Crash
Photos by The Herald-Mail newspaper of Hagerstown (http://bit.ly/2bCD0BI ) show the smoking ruins of a building reduced to rubble.Murder Of Pregnant Woman Rabiah Ahmad, Daughter Ahja Still Unsolved One Year Later
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