A basement fire in the 3200 block of Liberty Road in Winfield on Wednesday night was caused by a lightning strike, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire, which investigators believe originated within the interior wall space of the basement and was accidental, according to a notice of investigation.

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Firefighters controlled the flames within about 5 minutes after arriving. The Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department was the first to arrive, and about 20 total firefighters responded.

An occupant of the single-family residence reported the fire a few minutes prior to 11 p.m. Wednesday. The estimated value of the damages is $500, according to the notice.

Storms throughout the region on Wednesday had downed trees and wires, and caused thousands of households to lose power in Carroll County.

Just before 11:00 PM last night Engine 124 and Rescue Squad 12 responded to the 3200 Block of West Old Liberty Road for...

Posted by Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department on Thursday, August 8, 2019
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