Twelve condominiums were damaged and all the building’s residents were displaced Sunday morning after a 2-alarm fire in the 2500 block of Shelley Circle in Frederick.
There were no injuries reported, according to a news release from Sarah Campbell, spokesperson for the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services.
Firefighters arrived at the scene to find heavy fire in the third floor and roof area of a three-story condominium building shortly before 5 a.m.
As many as 50 occupants were safely evacuated from the building.
Frederick County Emergency Communications Center estimates 30 pieces of fire apparatus were on the scene.
Firefighters requested two county Transit buses to transport an estimated 50 displaced residents to nearby Independent Hose Company. The American Red Cross was called to assist with the displaced residents.
It took about 75 firefighters around an hour to get the fire under control and another hour and a half “to extinguish hotspots and perform overhaul,” according to the release.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated by the Fire Marshal’s Office.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.