Smoking materials blamed for fire
CENTREVILLE — Careless use or disposal of smoking materials was to blame for a fire that damaged a historic farm house April 10, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office.
The fire, which was discovered by the occupant, Cindy Fisher, about 5:32 p.m. did $5,000 in damages to the twostory, single family house at 3017 Price Station Road, Centreville, the fire marshal’s office reported. Damage to contents was placed at $500.
The fire started in the roof of the porch overhang. It took 30 firefighters about 40 minutes to control the blaze. Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company was the lead responder.
The smoke alarm was present and activated, the report said. The fire was ruled accidental. No injuries were reported.