Elk Mills house damaged in blaze
— Fire detectives are continuing to investigate a blaze that caused heavy damage to an Elk Mills house on Thursday, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Investigators identified the owner of the home in the 400 block of Elk Mills Road as Beverly E. Monger, who called 911 about 2:30 p.m. after discovering the blaze, fire officials reported.
Approximately 30 firefighters with Singerly Volunteer Fire Co. of Elkton battled the blaze for about 45 minutes, before bringing it under the control, fire officials said, adding that no one was injured.
The fire caused at estimated $50,000 in structural damage to the one-story home, which is northeast of Elkton, while destroying approximately $10,000 in property inside the building, according to Sr. Deputy State Fire Marshal Oliver Alkire, an agency spokesman.
Investigators have determined that the blaze started inside a bedroom; however, as of Friday morning, the cause of the fire remained under investigation.