Family displaced after basement fire in Emmitsburg

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The Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire that broke out Wednesday.

Fire and rescue units were dispatched to Robindale Drive in Emmitsburg for a basement fire. Three adults and three children were displaced with one person being transported to a local hospital with minor burns to their hands.

Officials credit working smoke detectors to saving the residents. The damage to the home is estimated at $60,000.

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