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Firefighters respond to Woodbine garage fire

Firefighters responded to the 5200 block of Braddock Road for a fully-involved garage fire July 2.
Firefighters responded to the 5200 block of Braddock Road for a fully-involved garage fire July 2. (Courtesy Photo / Office of the State Fire Marshal)

Emergency responders were called to the 5200 block of Braddock Road in Woodbine on Thursday afternoon for a fire in a detached garage workspace.

No injuries were reported.

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Winfield Fire Chief Mark Davis, who was the incident commander, said the first call went out at 3:45 p.m. and crews arrived to see that a four-bay detached garage workshop was “fully involved.”

Units from Winfield, Sykesville and Mount Airy were aided by Howard County and Frederick County crews to control the fire in about 40 minutes, he said, also noting that the house nearby the garage received some exposure damage but never caught fire. About 50 firefighters were involved in the effort.

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To fight the flames, units hauled water from the underground water tank near Krimgold Park and the stream near Skidmore Road.

The damage to the garage and its contents, which included several vehicles, is being estimated around $1 million, according to a notice of investigation from the Office of the State Fire Marshal released Friday morning.

The origin and cause of the fire are still under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call the Northeast Regional Office at 410-386-3050.

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