On This Day in FFD History

September 5, 2016 Events  No comments

Reprinted from the Cumberland Evening Times, September 5, 1975


Fire destroyed the mobile home of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Carey of Finzel yesterday. Mrs. Carey, who is in her 50’s was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment following the blaze.

The fire broke out at approximately 2:15 p.m. Units from Eastern Garrett County Volunteer Fire Company and Frostburg Fire Department were at the scene nearly three hours before the blaze was extinguished. Fred Arnold, Chief of Eastern Garrett, said when firemen arrived at the scene the trailer was engulfed in flames. Frostburg was then summoned for mutual aid.

Mr. Arnold said Mrs. Carey tried to back into the trailer to get some personal belongings, but was forced back. She was transported by Hafer-Sowers ambulance.

Robert Shimer, fire investigator for Allegany and Garrett counties, said the cause of the fire was undetermined. Mr. Arnold said the couple lost everything.

Eastern Garrett responded with 11 firemen and two pieces of equipment and Frostburg answered the alarm with two trucks and 20 men.


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