West Friendship units went to Carroll County this morning for a report of a house on fire in the Woodbine area. At 10:20 Engine 31, Tanker 3, and Water Supply 3 were alerted for the 7400 block of Old Washington Road in the 12-4 box. Upon arrival, Engine 31 (first arriving unit) found a single family home with heavy fire showing from the front and rear. Crews began a defensive operation and worked to keep the fire from spreading to large propane tanks and sheds nearby. Water Supply 3 set up a tanker fill site on Hoods Mill Road at the Howard/Carroll County line and used two portable hydraulic pumps to fill tankers with water from the Patapsco River. The fire was declared under control at about 11:30.
According to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal, the home was under renovation and was not occupied. Estimated loss to the structure and its contents is $330,000. No injuries were reported and units from WFVFD cleared at 13:04.