A large fire caused extensive damage to a storage garage off Ballenger Creek Pike in Adamstown late Tuesday, according to county fire officials.

Approximately 45 firefighters responded to the 2600 block of Ballenger Creek Pike shortly after receiving a call around 10:40 p.m., according to a post on the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services’s official Twitter account as well as Sarah Campbell, a spokeswoman for the division.

The first crews arrived to find fire showing from a 50 by 100 foot garage that was being used to store trailers, Campbell said. No one was inside the structure at the time of the fire, which was eventually brought under control about an hour after firefighters arrived.

Due to the lack of fire hydrants in the direct vicinity of the garage, firefighters called in a tanker task force alarm to assist with the blaze, Campbell said.

“A tanker task force alarm brings additional tankers with water to supply that resource,” Campbell said. “They can then create a shuttle between an established water source and the incident to carry back and forth.”

Fire marshals were still trying to discern what, if anything, was loaded onto the trailers inside the garage at the time of the fire. The cause and origin of the fire itself also remained under investigation by the Frederick County Office of the Fire Marshal as of Wednesday afternoon.

Follow Jeremy Arias on Twitter: @Jarias_Prime.

Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it clean. No vulgar, racist, sexist or sexually-oriented language.
Engage ideas. This forum is for the exchange of ideas, not personal attacks or ad hominem criticisms.
TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
Be civil. Don't threaten. Don't lie. Don't bait. Don't degrade others.
No trolling. Stay on topic.
No spamming. This is not the place to sell miracle cures.
No deceptive names. Apparently misleading usernames are not allowed.
Say it once. No repetitive posts, please.
Help us. Use the 'Report' link for abusive posts.

Thank you for reading!

Already a member?

Login Now
Click Here!

Currently a News-Post subscriber?

Activate your membership at no additional charge.
Click Here!

Need more information?

Learn about the benefits of membership.
Click Here!

Ready to join?

Choose the membership plan that fits your needs.
Click Here!