Investigators say a two-alarm fire this (Monday) morning behind the Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Company building in Brunswick, Maryland (Frederick County) is connected to a homicide in Washington County.
According to news reports the fire started in a home divided into four apartments. Everyone escaped the building on S. Virginia Avenue. The fire was reported around 8:00 a.m.
Early video, radio traffic, tweets and details below.
The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office announced that Monday morning’s apartment fire on the 100-block of S. Virginia Avenue in Brunswick is related to a homicide in Knoxville, Md. that was previously reported as a fatal accident.
As WHAG previously reported, Frederick County dispatch said a call came in just after 8 a.m. for a house fire on 13 S. Virginia Avenue. A resident of the apartment building said she saw smoke around this same time and had to escape through the back exit of the building.
In Knoxville, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported to the scene of what they originally though was an accident on Tryst Road at 8:44 a.m. Deputies said they found two people dead in one vehicle, but the injuries were not consistent with an accident.
An arson that damaged three homes in Brunswick early Monday was quickly linked to a double homicide in Washington County, according to a Frederick County Sheriff’s Office press release.
A spokeswoman for Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is active as they continue to work alongside the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.
“The call came in as a motor vehicle collision around 8:30 a.m.,” said spokeswoman Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose. “The two deceased were then found in the vehicle. It’s an actively progressing investigation – we are still piecing together what happened.”
Picture of apartment house fire in Brunswick, MD today courtesy of Eric Stuyck and Frederick News-Post. pic.twitter.com/E7Ve6hWoUl
— DC Randall L. Shank (@LCFR_DC_OPS) August 10, 2015
House Fire in Brunswick today pic.twitter.com/a72UHhSkJ9
— mark flook (@eng7resq) August 10, 2015
— Frederick News-Post (@frednewspost) August 10, 2015