Seven people were displaced after a house fire that was likely caused by a grill escalated late Friday afternoon.
About 60 firefighters responded to the fire in the 2600 block of Carrington Way in Frederick at about 5:15 p.m.
Two people were taken to a hospital, said Sarah Campbell, a spokeswoman for the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services, but the injuries were not considered life-threatening.
When the first firefighters arrived, they saw heavy flames and smoke coming through the roof of one of the town houses, Campbell said.
The fire “climbed up pretty quickly,” Campbell said.
Fire spread to a second unit, she said.
It took about 20 minutes to extinguish the bulk of the fire, according to Campbell. Firefighters spent an additional 90 minutes on the scene.
Both town houses were extensively damaged.
A damage estimate was not immediately available. The fire marshal remained on the scene Friday night to investigate, but the blaze was determined to have been caused by a grill, Campbell said.
The Red Cross was asked to assist the displaced residents.
No further details were immediately available.