A huge inferno engulfed an overnight Jewish summer camp in western Maryland on Wednesday morning, but luckily, no injuries were reported.
The fire broke in a building at Camp Airy for Boys in Thurmont at around 7:30 AM after which Frederick County Division of Fire & Rescue Services were deployed to the scene.
Video shows a large fire engulfing the dining hall of a summer camp in Maryland on Wednesday morning. According to Camp Airy, no one was injured in the fire.
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The Department Spokesperson Sarah Campbell said that when units arrived on the scene, no one was in the building, but they found smoke showing through the roof and a second alarm was initiated. It took about 100 firefighters from Maryland and Pennsylvania three hours to bring the fire under control, but crews were still extinguishing hot spots in the building in the afternoon, she said.
Without fire hydrants near the camp, firefighters drew water from a large pond and two pools to battle the flames, Deputy Chief Kenny Poole said at a news conference. Firefighters contained the blaze to the dining hall and no other buildings were involved, Campbell said.
According to a post from the camp, breakfast prep had begun when the smoke was noticed and people got out quickly. This being said, the cause of the fire is still unknown and under investigation.