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Finksburg Fire Causes $200,000 in Damages

The fire occurred Sunday morning.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal is investigating a Sunday morning fire in Finksburg that caused an estimated $200,000 in damages.

The fire occurred at 9:33 a.m. in the 1700 block of Doe Drive in Finksburg, a one-story wood dwelling with a basement, fire officials said.

There were no injuries in the blaze, which originated in the basement, officials said. It took 30 minutes to control, according to a release.

Gamber & Community Fire Co., with assistance from Reese, Westminster, Sykesville and Reisterstown responded to the fire, officials said.

Bruce Bouch, the media relations officer with the Maryland State Fire Marshal, told the Carroll County Times that the home didn’t have a working smoke detector.

Bouch told the Times that Gamber fire officials are planning to go into service areas soon to check to see if homes have working smoke detectors.

According to a Gamber & Community Fire Company news release, the American Red Cross was contacted to provided assistance to the homeowner.

This is the third basement fire since February to hit the same neighborhood, Deer Park Estates, Gamber fire officials said in a release. 

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