- Associated Press - Friday, June 16, 2017

MOUNT AIRY, Md. (AP) - Firefighters have battled a two-alarm blaze at a commercial building in Maryland.

The Baltimore Sun reports (https://bsun.md/2simwrT ) no injuries have been reported from the fire in Mount Airy on Thursday afternoon.

Senior deputy state fire marshal Bruce Bouch says the old building changed over the years and that its roof collapsed making it harder for firefighters to control the flames. He says despite preventative measures a neighboring house suffered siding damage from radiant heat.

Mount Airy volunteer fire company spokesman Doug Alexander says the building was being used as a storage area for Royal Sign & Service LLC. The 10,000-12,000-square-foot structure formerly housed Dennis Kitchen and Bath and a Chevrolet dealership.

Bouch says his office will conduct a joint investigation with Frederick County fire marshals. No cause had been determined.


Information from: The Baltimore Sun, https://www.baltimoresun.com

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