2nd Alarm Building Fire in Hampstead
By Fire Lieutenant JJ Lynott
September 3, 2022

This evening at approximately 5:13pm Box Alarm 2-17 was struck for a reported building fire at the Dollar General, in the 800 block of S. Main St. Within a minute of dispatch the Hampstead Police Department, Maryland arrived and confirmed a building fire. HVFC units arrived shortly thereafter and reported a working building fire, and that the building had been evacuated. Crews began an aggressive interior fire attack, a second alarm was requested at 5:23pm bringing additional units to the scene.

There were approximately 115 firefighters from Carroll, Baltimore and York counties that responded to the scene.

There was one firefighter evaluated on scene, but he was not transported. There were no other injuries reported.

A Carroll County Building Inspector, and a Health Department Inspector were requested the the scene. The Building Inspector deemed the building unsafe for occupancy.

Units operated on the scene for several hours. The fire is under investigation by the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal.

Units: Engine 21, Truck 2, Engine-Tanker 24, Duty 2 and Utility 2.
Mutual Aid: Units from Carroll, Baltimore and York Counties