Sunday night fire damages house in KI Estates
STEVENSVILLE — The United Communities Volunteer Fire Department was the first on the scene of a house fire in Kent Island Estates the night of Sunday, June 12, and with the help of the Kent Island, Grasonville and Queenstown volunteer fire departments, the blaze was put out in about 20 minutes, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office.
The cause of the onealarm fire, which occurred at 7:22 p.m. at 228 Oregon Road, is still under investigation. United Communities VFD Fire Chief Chris Tona said the department was alerted after multiple passersby made calls to emergency services about the fire.
The fire began at the front door and foyer area of the vacant, split-level single family dwelling owned by HSBC Mortgage. Crews were able to contained the fire before it spread further into the house.
A smoke alarm was present and operating; the house had no sprinkler system, according to the report.
The fire did about $5,000 in damages to the structure, the fire marshal’s office said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Upper Eastern Regional Office at 410-822-7609.
United Communities Volunteer Fire Department battles a fire in the foyer of a house on Oregon Road on Sunday, June 12.