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Fire damages house in Hancock

May 08, 2007|by ERIN JULIUS

HANCOCK - Units from four counties responded to a house fire on Hollow Road in Hancock this morning, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said.

No one was injured, the Maryland State Fire Marshal said in a news release.

The fire originated on the second floor of the two-story single-family dwelling and was discovered by a passer-by, the fire marshal said.

The emergency call went out at 5:03 a.m. and responders were still at the scene three hours later, the dispatcher said.

About 30 firefighters managed to control the blaze in 20 minutes, the fire marshal said.

Emergency units from Washington County, Morgan County, Fulton County and Allegany County responded to the fire at 14411 Hollow Road.

The fire caused about $150,000 in damage to the home and $5,000 in damage to the home's contents, the fire marshal said.

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The fire's cause is still under investigation, the fire marshal said.

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