Fire reported at Bartlett's farm in Frederick

May 06, 2010

Fire officials say a blaze has destroyed several apartments at a congressman's farm in Frederick.

The blaze at U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett's farm was reported about 2:05 p.m. Thursday.

Frederick County Emergency Services spokesman Michael Dmuchowski says a few residents of the apartments suffered minor injuries, but none was taken to the hospital.

Dmuchowski says 14 apartments were affected in a converted barn and silo. Numerous residents were displaced.

Bartlett's spokeswoman says the congressman was in Washington when the fire broke out.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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