Dog, Five Cats Perished in Maryland Fire

Date:   January 30, 2019

Time:   3:36 p.m

Location / Address:  3964 Ridge Road, Westminster, Carroll County

Type of Incident:  Fire

Description of Structure / Property:  One story masonry and wood construction single family dwelling with basement

Injuries or Deaths:  None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $60,000   Contents: $20,000

Smoke Alarm Status:  Present – unknown if activated

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

Arrests(s):  None

Primary Responding Fire Department:  Winfield Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms:  1          # Of Firefighters:  50

Time to Control:  45 minutes

Discovered By:  Occupant

Area of Origin:  Basement

Preliminary Cause:  Accidental – Chimney Fire

Additional Information:  American Red Cross is assisting the family.  One dog and five cats perished in the fire.  One dog is unaccounted for.