Morning Fire Damages Home on Green Spring Road

Posted: February 1, 2013

The Winchester Star

A morning fire at 869 Green Spring Road in Frederick County has displaced a family. (Star Photos by Melissa Boughton)

 

WINCHESTER — A local family is now homeless but safely escaped a house fire that started just before 7 a.m. on Green Spring Road in Frederick County.

Fire and rescue crews arrived and found flames showing from the right side of the second floor of the home — located at 869 Green Spring Road, off of Cedar Grove Road — as well as heavy smoke conditions.
Chester Lauck, Chief of Round Hill Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, said the smoke was so thick, firefighters couldn’t see across the road.

He said crews were able to get the blaze knocked down within 10 to 15 minutes.

The home's electrical system became overloaded, causing the wiring within the wall to overheat, a news release from Frederick County Fire and Rescue Department said. The high winds fueled the flames and caused the 19th-century house to be a total loss.

Lauck did not know how many people lived in the house, but said the local chapter of the American Red Cross was assessing the occupants' needs.

 

Fire and rescue crews from Round Hill, Clear Brook, South Berkeley, Reynolds Store and Gainesboro responded to the fire.

The Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office also was on scene.

Green Spring Road was closed to Frog Hollow Road.

For more information about the blaze, read Saturday’s Winchester Star.

— Contact Melissa Boughton at mboughton@winchesterstar.com