No injuries in Monday fires
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.