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Fire contained at Fort Detrick construction site

Officials report that a fire at a construction site inside Fort Detrick was contained within 15 minutes Wednesday. However, the process of removing smoke from the site could take hours.
FREDERICK, Md. – Officials report that a fire at a construction site inside Fort Detrick was contained within 15 minutes Wednesday. However, the process of removing smoke from the site could take hours.

The construction site is the future home of the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.

Two people were hurt in the fire and both were transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to a press release.

The cause of the fire was not immediately released and remains under investigation.
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