Fire destroys structure at Terrapin Nature Park
STEVENSVILLE — The Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, assisted by the Grasonville and Queenstown VFDs, responded to an early morning structure fire at Terrapin Nature Park on Kent Island Thursday, March 24, Office of the State Fire Marshal’s investigation report stated.
The one-alarm blaze, which occurred at 3:35 a.m. and is still under investigation, happened in a 10-foot by 15-foot enclosed observation platform on a deck at the Stevensville park, 191 Log Canoe Circle, and took four firefighters 20 minutes to control the fire, the report stated. The estimated loss to the structure was $3,000.
Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal Matt Stevens said a person driving across the Bay Bridge saw the fire on the marsh line and called to report the incident. With no electricity connecting to the wooden structure, Stevens said the office is not sure what caused the incident at this point because the structure was almost completely consumed by fire, leaving little evidence.
“We don’t have a lot to go with unfortunately just because of the remoteness and being right out on the marsh, one-way in, one-way out and no way to key in or key out,” Stevens said. “We’re kind of hitting a bunch of dead ends.”
Stevens is asking the community to contact the fire marshal’s office, 410822-7609, with information about the incident.