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Multiple fire units in Carroll County respond to a fire at the Boston Inn in Westminster on February 3rd


The following was reported by Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company (RVFC) on February 3, 2024:

RVFC Responds to a 3-33 Box- Building Fire at the Boston Inn

On February 3, 2024, at 4:21 PM, Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched to a Building Fire at the Boston Inn in the 500 unit block of Baltimore Blvd. in Westminster. (Box 3-33)

Units from Westminster, Pleasant Valley, and Reese arrived on scene at the Boston Inn to find heavy smoke coming from an end unit of the northwest side of the motel. Chief 3 (Leppert – Westminster) assumed command.

Occupants were cleared from adjoining units of the motel, and crews went to work attacking the fire that was coming from the kitchen of the basement unit and extending into the 1st floor unit above.

Units were on scene for approximately 10 minutes before the fire was deemed under control.

Smoke and fire damage was incurred to the drywall, flooring, and kitchen area of the basement unit and extended into the drywall and carpet of the 1st floor unit above.
Units remained on scene to assist with ventilation efforts for approximately an hour after the fire was extinguished. No injuries were reported of occupants or emergency personnel.

The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal is on scene investigating as is the County Building Inspector.

No further information is available at this time.

Photo Credits- Kati Townsley PIO 9, ReeseVFC

Units: Engine 92, Medic 98, Chief 9-2

Mutual Aid: Westminster, Pleasant Valley, MSP, BGE, Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office


Here is reporting from various sources on social media with images:


Article update (February 4th): Information provided from The Office of the State Fire Marshal:

Date: 2/3/2024
Time: 4:18 p.m.
Location / Address: 533 Baltimore Blvd, Westminster, Carroll County
Type of Incident: Building Fire
Description of Structure / Property: Boston Inn – Motel
Injuries or Deaths: N/A
Estimated $ Loss: $100,000
Smoke Alarm Status: Unknown in the fire room, but the rooms above were present and activated
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None Present
Arrests(s): N/A
Primary Responding Fire Department: Westminster VFC
# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 40
Time to Control: 15 minutes
Discovered By: Residents
Area of Origin: Within Room 101
Preliminary Cause: Accidental – fire originated at the stove
Additional Information: Several residents were relocated to other rooms within the motel.


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