An exploding air conditioning unit caused a 2-alarm fire in Westminster Friday night, according to the office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal.
80 firefighters responded to the two-story townhouse and were able to extinguish the fire in an hour.
The owner of the house and a neighbor attempted to put the fire out using a garden hose but had no luck. The fire is estimated to have caused $500,000 worth of damaged, including damages to the surrounding units.
The owner and his wife were displaced due to the fire.