Oakland business property destroyed by fire

An overnight fire Sunday caused about $700,000 damage to this property on U.S. Route 219 north of Oakland.

 OAKLAND — An early morning fire of unknown origin Sunday swept through a two-story commercial property that reportedly housed four tenants, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.

The loss of the property at 14689 Garrett Highway owned by BAK Properties was estimated at $350,000 to the structure and $350,000 in contents, investigators said.

The blaze was reportedly discovered by a tenant on a nearby property, according to investigators. 

Nearly four dozen firefighters from various volunteer fire departments responded to the incident where the fire operation was directed by the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department.

It took firefighters 45 minutes to control the blaze.

One firefighter suffered a hand injury and was taken to the Garrett Regional Medical Center for treatment. A second firefighter was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the fire marshal's office. 



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