Bartlett's buildings burn in Maryland fire

A fire broke out Thursday on a farm in Frederick, Md. owned by Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.). According to police, rental apartments and a barn suffered significant damage, but no one was hurt.

The Frederick News-Post reported that the fire burned for several hours until firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze.

Bartlett said in a statement on Friday, "Thankfully, no one was hurt and everyone is taken care of ... I knew many of the fire and rescue personnel already, but seeing them in action was awe-inspiring."

Bartlett was not at the property when the fire started, but left Capitol Hill when he learned of the incident.
According to The Washington Post, Barltett owns additional rental properties in Knoxville, Md., and Pleasantville, Tenn.