SYKESVILLE — An individual was transported to Johns Hopkins Burn Center in the early hours Thursday morning following a house fire in the 7400 block of Spout Hill Road in Sykesville.
A 27-year-old occupant of the home sustained first- and second-degree burns to both arms and right foot. The injuries didn’t appear to be life-threatening.
Fifteen minutes after midnight Thursday, a call went out for a fire and approximately 60 firefighters responded. The flames, which are believed to have originated in the attic, were knocked down in about 45 minutes and officially declared under control after 90 minutes.
Chief Ed Ruch Jr., of the Sykesville Volunteer Fire Department, said firefighters arrived to heavy fire in the roof and attic of the home. All occupants were able to evacuate before firefighters arrived.
According to a notice of investigation from the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the estimated loss to the structure and contents of the two-story, single-family, wood-frame dwelling is $225,000.
Fire companies from Baltimore and Howard counties provided additional manpower to aid responders from Carroll.
The fire marshal’s notice reported smoke alarms in the residence were present and activated.
Ruch said it is important for families to have a plan for evacuation in case of a fire and to practice the route. Practice makes it more likely that the plan will be remembered in the panic or confusion that might accompany an emergency situation.