No in­juries in Mon­day fires

Record Observer - - NEWS -

GALENA — Vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers from Kent County and nearby Queen Anne’s County were called out to two fires in the span of about 50 min­utes Mon­day.

No in­juries were re­ported from ei­ther in­ci­dent.

The first alarm sounded at 11:41 a.m. in the 31000-block of Olivet Cir­cle, Galena. A fam­ily mem­ber who lives in the ad­ja­cent home re­ported the fire, ac­cord­ing to in­ves­ti­ga­tors with the Of­fice of the Mary­land State Fire Mar­shal. Fif­teen fire­fight­ers re­sponded. A smoke alarm was present but it was un­known if it ac­ti­vated, ac­cord­ing to in­ves­ti­ga­tors.

Loss to the one-story home and con­tents is es­ti­mated to be $60,000.

The cause and area of ori­gin of the fire had not been de­ter­mined, ac­cord­ing to the pre­lim­i­nary news re­lease.

Also on Mon­day, at 12:32 p.m., a neigh­bor re­ported a shed fire in the

200-block of War­wick Road in Ch­ester Har­bor.

The Church Hill Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pany was the pri­mary re­spond­ing agency. Twenty-five fire­fight­ers an­swered the alarm and brought the blaze un­der con­trol in 17 min­utes, ac­cord­ing to in­ves­ti­ga­tors.

The fire orig­i­nated in an in­te­rior wall. Loss to the 15-foot-by-30-foot shed and its con­tents is es­ti­mated to be

$2,500, ac­cord­ing to the pre­lim­i­nary re­port.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about ei­ther fire is asked to call the fire mar­shal’s Up­per East­ern Re­gional Of­fice at 410822-7609.

A fire Mon­day af­ter­noon, Oct. 29, dam­aged this shed in Ch­ester Har­bor.

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