Blaze destroys Earleville shed over weekend
— An investigation continued Monday morning after a blaze destroyed a shed in Earlevile over the weekend, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office.
A neighbor called 911 about 7 p.m. Saturday after discovering the burning outbuilding in the 100 block of Pond Neck Road, fire officials said. Approximately 30 firefighters with Cecilton Volunteer Fire Co. battled the blaze for about 20 minutes before bringing it under control,
fire officials added.
The blaze caused an estimated $2,500 in damage to the 12-by-12-foot wooden shed and it destroyed approximately $2,500 in property inside the structure, fire officials reported.
Investigators, who identified Timothy A. Cunningham as the property owner, determined that the blaze started inside the shed, fire officials said. However, as of Monday morning, the cause of the fire remained under investigation, fire officials added.
This marks the second Earleville shed fire in four days.
On Nov. 15, a fire destroyed a 20-by-15-foot outbuilding in Glen 4, Lot 106, at Indian Acres of Chesapeake Bay, which is a yearround campground community. The blaze caused an estimated $5,000 in damage to that shed while destroying approximately $5,000 in property inside of it.
Within a few hours after volunteer firefighters battled the blaze, MSFMO investigators determined that a heat lamp inside the shed had ignited nearby combustibles. Fire detectives listed “accidental” as the cause of that fire.
Firefighters battle a shed fire in Earleville on Saturday night.