Queen Anne house damaged in one-alarm fire
QUEEN ANNE — A one-alarm fire damaged a house in Queen Anne on Monday morning, May 23, but no one was injured.
The fire broke out in the utility room of a two-story, single family house at 13511 First Street at 10:10 a.m., according to a statement from the Maryland Fire Marshal’s Office. Cathy Cooper was identified as the owner/occupant of the house by the fire marshal’s office, which also stated that the blaze was discovered by the occupants.
Thirty firefighters responded to the scene and controlled the fire in 10 minutes, according to the statement, which listed the Queen Anne-Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Company as the primary responding department. There was no immediate word on whether other companies also responded.
A smoke alarm alerted the occupants of the house, the fire marshal’s office said. The preliminary cause of the fire was listed as a clothes dryer malfunction, the statement said.
Damages were estimated at $40,000 for the structure and $10,000 for its contents, according to the fire marshal’s office.