Sun­day night fire dam­ages house in KI Es­tates

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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 VFD PHOTO

United Com­mu­ni­ties Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment bat­tles a fire in the foyer of a house on Ore­gon Road on Sun­day, June 12.

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