Fire crews battled a two-alarm fire that broke out Jan. 24 at a home in the 5900 block of Cabbage Spring Road in Mount Airy.

About 80 firefighters spent two hours battling a fully involved house fire Wednesday night in Mount Airy that resulted in a complete loss of the home.

The fire, which occurred in the 5900 block of Cabbage Spring Road, was called in at about 4:18 p.m., according to Doug Alexander, public information officer for the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company. At about 6:25 p.m., the fire was deemed under control, he said.


The home was a two-story wood frame that had additions installed more than once, Alexander said.

“It is a total loss,” he added.

Two occupants from the home were taken to Carroll Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries for evaluation, Alexander said. No firefighters were injured, he added.

Alexander said they struggled to get the fire out, and had to bring in tankers carrying water.

“We had significant trouble with water supply,” he said. “We had to go farther and farther away to get tankers.”

He said they don’t know where the fire originated and when the fire company got on scene, the blaze was “well, well involved.” About 25 units were on scene from Carroll, Frederick, Howard and Montgomery counties, he added.

The homeowner was alerted to the fire by a working smoke alarm and was able to assist another occupant in safely exiting the house, according to a notice of investigation from the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

The origin and cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal. Anyone with information in reference to this fire should contact the Northeast Regional Office at 410-836-4844.