– photo courtesy of Bowleys Quarters VFC-
Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department reported their crews were first on scene of a house fire on Luthardt Road in Middle River on Saturday afternoon.
Crews arrived around 1:30 p.m. with a heavy volume of fire showing from two second floor windows of an occupied 18th centuryfarmhouse.
According to BQVFC, firefighters advanced a hose up a very challenging closet style staircase and advanced on the fire.
Crews were tactically withdrawn after experiencing high heat, it was confirmed that all occupants were out of the structure, and exterior firefighting knocked down the flames.
The fire was reported under control within an hour.