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The owner and neighbor of a residential townhouse in Maryland attempted to subdue flames that entrapped the home with a garden hose. Luckily, no injuries were reported.
80 firefighters battled a townhouse fire that displaced one family in Westminster Friday night.
Maryland State Fire officials responded to a two-story townhouse fire on Gallatin Court near Logan Drive that started in the exterior of the home around 9:40 p.m..
It took crews one hour to extinguish the flames and they determined it was cause by a mechanical of an air conditioning unit.
Both the owner of the residence and neighbor attempted to extinguish fire with a garden hose but were unsuccessful. The blaze spread upwards into the roof of the home causing extensive damage of $500,000.
Kinda surprised by this. If Firefighters are using garden hoses on steroids to put out fires, why won't a regular garden hose help? Life is a weird thing, and some questions are never meant to be answered, is this one of them? What are we supposed to do when faced with flames engulfing our home? Do we just sit and watch the show?
If movies have taught me anything, it is that a house fire can be fought and defeated by buckets of water and team work. I don't what I am going to do with my life if that is not true.
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