An apartment above a Thurmont liquor store caught fire early Friday, ultimately displacing four residents, according to fire officials.
No injuries were reported to either firefighters or residents in the two-alarm fire, which was reported to firefighters around 4:30 a.m. at Towne & Country Liquors store at 34 Water Street, said Capt. Kevin Fox, a county fire and rescue service spokesman. A total of five fire companies were dispatched to the fire, with the first units arriving from the Thurmont Fire Company reporting smoke and fire from the roof, Fox said.
"Apparently all the residents from the apartment were out prior to our arrival, but four residents were displaced from the building and they're being assisted by the Red Cross," Fox said. "I believe there were just four [people] living in the building."
Fox was not able to provide a damage estimate as of 7:30 a.m. Friday and county fire marshals were still working to determine a possible cause, but the blaze did not appear to be suspicious, Fox said. The fire was mostly contained to the attic and roof of the building, the Fox added.
The fire took roughly 50 firefighters approximately an hour to contain, with the bulk of responding units released from the scene just after 7 a.m., well after clean-up efforts began, Fox confirmed.