Cause of Lonaconing House Fire Under Investigation

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating a fire at a home on Douglas Avenue in Lonaconing. The fire was first reported to the Allegany County Joint Communications Center just after 11 p.m. on Thursday, according to officials.

“Callers reported being able to see the flames and glow of the fire from a great distance,” Lt. Todd Bowmam, public information officers for the Allegany County Department of Emergency Services said. “Firefighters remained on the scene for approximately three hours at the two-story duplex.”

Fire departments from Lonaconing, Midland, Barton, Shaft, Frostburg, Westernport, Keyser, Piedmont and Eastern Garrett. Ambulances from George’s Creek, Tri-Towns EMS and a Department of Emergency Services EMS supervisor responded to the incident.

“Fire department units remained on the scene until approximately 2 a.m.,” Bowman said.

According to the MD Fire Marshal’s office 60 firefighters were on the scene and had the blaze under control after almost 45 minutes. The fire started in the rear kitchen area and the cause remains under investigation.