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Fire at Frederick, MD, Self-Storage Facility Injures 2, Causes $1M in Damages

A fire at a Frederick, Maryland, self-storage facility on Saturday injured two people and caused about $1 million in damages. The inferno at New Market Mini Storage involved a covered vehicle-storage area and seven vehicles, including four RVs, according to sources.

Fire fighters were dispatched to 10630 Old National Pike at 3:20 p.m. They requested additional help to extinguish the flames. A total of 11 crews helped get the flames under control within half an hour.

A civilian suffered burns and was airlifted to a local hospital. A firefighter who sustained injuries was taken to a hospital and later released, according to Thomas Coe, chief of the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services. The cause of the conflagration is under investigation.

New Market Mini Storage offers interior and drive-up units in addition to outdoor vehicle storage. It’s managed by Self Storage Plus, which operates 52 facilities under various names in Maryland and The Virginias.

Sources:
The Frederick News-Post, New Market Storage Facility Fire Leaves Civilian, Firefighter Hospitalized
WJLA, Multiple people Injured as Fire Engulfs 7 Vehicles at Frederick Mini Storage Facility

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