Approximately 85 Firefighters Required for Early Morning Fire in Derwood

by MCS Staff

Updated at 5:15pm to include additional information.

A fire at approximately 2:15am this morning required approximately 85 firefighters.

The fire occurred at a single family home on Granby Court in Derwood in a non-hydrant area. The occupants of the home are out of town, and 911 was called by a neighbor who reported seeing flames coming from the roof of the home.

Firefighters encountered heavy fire conditions upon arrival and several large capacity water tankers were required, in addition to water relay using large diameter hoses, to get water to the home from the water-fill area on Muncaster Road.

There were no injuries reported and the fire was completely extinguished by by approximately 4:30am.

The cause of the fire remains undetermined, but the family (currently out of town) will be displaced and the damage is valued at approximately $1 million. The fire caused the collapse of the roof and upper floor, as well as the partial collapse of several first floor walls.

Photos and information courtesy of MCFRS PIO Pete Piringer.


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