Pleasant Valley House Fire 1300Blk Hughes Shop Road

January 11, 2018, Westminster, Maryland - At 6:51AM firefighters from Pleasant Valley, Westminster, Taneytown, Reese, and New Windsor were dispatched for a house fire in the 1300 Block of Hughes Shop Road in Westminster. Firefighters arrived to find smoke and fire coming from the kitchen area of a single-family home. A family of two adults and two children escaped from the building without injuries. The fire was quickly brought under control. The Red Cross was requested to assist the family. The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshall is investigating the cause and origin. This incident caused traffic along Hughes Shop Road was blocked for approximately 1 hour during the morning commute.