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: Dundalk High School Teacher Charged With Assaulting 2 Students
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: Baltimore Homeowner Blasts City, Courts As Investment Property Turns Into 'Nightmare' After Fire, Murder, Squatters
Photos by The Herald-Mail newspaper of Hagerstown (http://bit.ly/2bCD0BI ) show the smoking ruins of a building reduced to rubble.Ocean City Designates Special Event Zone For Car Show
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