Video: Two-Alarm Townhouse Fire In Elkton Displaces Five

Just before 4:45, Thursday afternoon firefighters from the Singerly Volunteer Fire Company responded to Whitetail Way in Elkton. MD. for reports of a structure fire.

Upon arrival, crews reported heavy smoke showing from the building. Shortly after arrival Command stuck a second alarm which brought additional firefighters from New Castle County, DE., Cecil County, MD., and Chester county, PA.

Investigators said that the fire started on an exterior deck and spread inside the home. Once the fire made its way into the interior of the home fire sprinklers activated.

This incident primarily affected two adjacent townhomes and caused minor radiant heat damage to six additional townhomes. The fire displaced a total of five persons who are being assisted by the Red Cross and family.

The fire is estimated to have caused $750,000 in damages

No injuries were reported

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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