Westminster, MD, Friday, March 19, 2021 – According to a Maryland Fire Marshal, local fire departments were dispatched to the Carroll County Farm Museum just after 4:00 a.m. this morning for a fire at the museum’s maintenance shop. There were no injuries reported.

Deputy State Fire Marshals are on the scene conducting an investigation, no information is available regarding the cause at this time. The Farm Museum is closed to the public until further notice and all except require personnel are prohibited from entering the area.  More information will be issued as it becomes available.

“The Farm Museum is one of Carroll County’s crown jewels,” said Board of Commissioner Stephen Wantz. “Although the fire is devastating to the property, we are fortunate that no one was hurt and no other buildings were affected. We are also thankful to the local fire departments for their fast response and preventing further damage.”