CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Md. (AP) — Fire investigators in Maryland say witnesses reported that a blaze that killed two people, injured firefighters and destroyed several townhouses started outside, so no sprinklers or smoke alarms were activated.
The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office said in a statement that deputies on the scene Thursday are working to determine what started the fire that broke out Wednesday in Chesapeake Beach, approximately 55 miles (85 kilometers) south of Baltimore. Damage is estimated at $1 million.READ MORE: Gov. Hogan Honors Those Who Lost Their Lives To COVID-19; Marks March 5 As Day Of Remembrance
Officials said the bodies of two people, a woman and child, who had been trapped in a townhouse were found in the collapsed debris. The victims have not identified.READ MORE: Adult Entertainment Resumes In Baltimore Friday Afternoon After City Agrees To Lift COVID Restriction
Officials say three firefighters were burned and one injured a shoulder, but all have been released from hospitals. About 17 people were displaced.Baltimore County Public Schools To Allow Inner County Sporting Events Beginning Next Friday
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