Electrical fire damages Centreville home
CENTREVILLE — A Centreville fire that caused $60,000 in structural damages on Tuesday, Dec. 13, was ruled an accident later in the day by the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office.
The wood frame, two story, single-family dwelling, located at 1427 Lands End Road, caught fire after “common combustibles” were ignited as a result of construction activities to the home. The report said contractors were on site completing unit remodeling and creating a new addition to the home.
Crews removed electrical service to the home as it put new siding on the outside of the structure but Deputy Fire Marshal Matt Stevens said when the service was reconnected it was complet- ed incorrectly and caused an electrical fire.
The home, owned by Paul Fruehauf, was unoccupied at the time of the fire. No one was injured.
Firefighters from the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department, the primary responding department on scene, as well as members of the Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company, Queenstown Volunteer Fire Department, Sudlersville Volunteer Fire Company and Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company also responded. The one alarm fire took 45 firefighters more than an hour to control, the fire marshal’s report said.
There was no smoke alarm active, the report said, because the home was under construction.
An electrical fire caused by home construction activities caused $60,000 in structural damages to a Centreville home on Tuesday, Dec. 13.