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Fire damages vacant farmhouse on Hopewell Road

September 16, 2010

WILLIAMSPORT -- A fire caused about $5,000 in damage to a two-story farmhouse Wednesday evening at 11151 Hopewell Road near Williamsport, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said.

The cause of the fire, which began at about 6 p.m. on the second story of the stone and wood structure, remained under investigation Thursday, according to a press release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.

Twenty-five firefighters from Williamsport, Halfway, Funkstown, Maugansville and Clear Spring took about one hour to control the blaze, the release said.

One firefighter suffered burns and was treated at the scene.

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