FCFR respond to two fires on a busy February 2

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Frederick County Fire and Rescue (FCFR) report by email responding to two fires on February 2.

The first fire being reported just past 7 a.m.in the Carpers Valley Road area.

On arrival firefighters found a barn fully involved and having collapsed.

The building collapsing prevented firefights from entering the structure, so an exterior approach had to be taken.

Being in a non-hydrant area a rural water operation was initiated.

Before entering the property firefighters had to cut the lock on the gate to enter the grounds.

The fire was deemed accidental with no injures reported in the incident with units leaving the grounds just before 1 p.m.

A second call was received just past 4 p.m. that same afternoon in the 900 block in the Wardensville Pike area.

On arrival firefighters found the resident attempting to put out the fire on the roof of the home.

After assisting him down the fire was extinguished by no later than 5:20 p.m.

No injuries were reported in the incident with the fire believed to have been caused by embers in the chimney and deemed accidental.

All units had cleared the scene by 7 p.m.

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