Elk Mills house dam­aged in blaze

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By CARL HAMIL­TON

— 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.

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