Stubborn fire damages historic Westminster Wakefield Valley Park building

Stubborn fire damages historic Westminster Wakefield Valley Park building

Westminster Md. Thursday morning, November 17, 2022 – Approximately 80 firefighters and 25 pieces of firefighting equipment from Carroll, Baltimore, and Frederick county fire departments responded to a building fire at the Westminster Wakefield Valley Park late Thursday morning, November 17, 2022.

The first call came into the Carroll Emergency Communications Center at 10:29 a.m. of a reported building fire in the 1000 block of Fenby Farm Road.

Upon arrival, the Westminster Fire Department found fire showing from the roof line of the historic three-story 1767 Durbin House. Command was established and additional resources were requested.

It took firefighters approximately two hours to get the fire under control. There were no reported injuries. The fire remains under investigation. Preliminary information from the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s (MSFM) office indicate that the fire was discovered by contractors on location. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Westminster Fire Department PIO and Chaplain Kevin Dayhoff.

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