Lightning fire destroys two mobile homes

April 15, 1994

Lightning caused a two-alarm fire when it struck a mobile home and spread to an attached two-story wood frame house in the 3000 block of Ridge Road near Taylorsville early yesterday.

Firefighters from three counties battled the 2:20 a.m. blaze for about 75 minutes before bringing it under control, according to Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Al Ward. They remained at the site for more than four hours.

Deputy Fire Marshal Ward said two mobile homes, used for storage and a garage containing a 1961 Cadillac, were destroyed. Damage was estimated at about $80,000, and no one was injured, he said.

The fire was discovered by a resident, who was awakened by the odor of smoke. A small barn on the farm also suffered minor damage in the fire, officials said. Engines from Winfield, New Windsor, Westminster, Mount Airy, Union Bridge, Libertytown of Frederick County and Lisbon of Howard County were dispatched with about 75 firefighters, officials said.

To cover the territory left open by the engines at the fire, officials at the Emergency Operations Center transferred engines from Mount Airy and Sykesville to Winfield, Union Bridge to New Windsor, Lisbon to Mount Airy, Reese and Pleasant Valley to

Westminster.

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