Elkton mo­tel fire un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By JOE ANTOSHAK

ELKTON

jan­toshak@ches­pub.com

— A fire re­ported in­side a lo­cal mo­tel room this week­end is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, ac­cord­ing to the Of­fice of the State Fire Mar­shal.

Fire­fight­ers re­sponded to Knights Inn on Belle Hill Road shortly af­ter the call came in at 7: 53 a. m. Satur­day morn­ing. The fire, which had been dis­cov­ered by the oc­cu­pant of the room, was ex­tin­guished by the time they ar­rived.

The Of­fice of the State Fire Mar­shal es­ti­mated $ 5,000 in struc­tural dam­age and $ 5,000 in con­tents lost. State Fire Mar­shal Deputy Oliver Alkire called that “a mod­er­ate amount of fire dam­age.”

No one was in­jured in the fire and no ar­rests were made. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion, how­ever, is on­go­ing.

“We have re­ceived a good solid lead that our in­ves­ti­ga­tors are look­ing into at this point,” Alkire said Mon­day morn­ing.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact the Northeast Re­gional Of­fice at 410- 836- 4844.

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