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Sykesville house fire damage estimated at $300,000

A house fire that occurred Friday morning in the 4000 block of Bushey Road resulted in an estimated $300,000 of damage, according to a notice of investigation from the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal.

Approximately $250,000 of the damage occurred to the structure and $50,000 to the contents of the single-family home in Sykesville. The occupants exited the home safely and no injuries were reported, according to the statement.

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The fire originated in the chimney, according to the report. Fifty firefighters from the Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department controlled the fire in 30 minutes.

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