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10 people left without home, 2 hurt following Frederick County post office fire

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Posted at 11:46 AM, Dec 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-29 12:11:39-05

BURKITTSVILLE, Md. (WMAR) — Ten people are without a home after a fire broke out at a Frederick County post office, and spread to a house Sunday morning.

Firefighters from Frederick and Washington County were dispatched around 7:09 a.m. to 10 E. Main Street in Burkittsville.

Arriving crews found not only the post office, but an attached home divided into apartments fully engulfed in flames.

Fire was later discovered in between the floors of the building, causing the roof to partially collapse.

Officials were forced to sound evacuation tones in the immediate area.

Everyone inside was able to evacuate on their own.

One resident was taken to a hospital for evaluation, along with a firefighter who fell while battling the blaze.

It took 75 firefighters around 90 minutes to control the fire and begin the ventilation and overhaul process.

The amount of damage and cause is under investigation.

Maryland's Red Cross is assisting the victims displaced.