Garage fire destroys house
KINGSTOWN — A garage fire destroyed a one-story, wood-frame house at 300 Riverview Road Thursday evening, July 27.
The alarm went out at 5:43 p.m. Chestertown Volunteer Fire Department arrived to find Brian and Carolyn Thompson’s house showing heavy fire, which had spread from the attached garage, and took command.
Church Hill Volunteer Fire Department provided an additional water supply line and assisted with fire attack, adding additional hand lines, officials said. More departments responded, providing a tanker tank force for water.
It took 40 firefighters about 15 minutes to control the blaze, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office. Firefighters remained on the scene working for about two hours.
The fire, which started in the garage, was ruled accidental. A lawnmower ignited combustible recyclables next to the garage door, the fire marshal’s office said. The homeowner discovered the fire. A smoke alarm
was present and activated,
Damage to the structure was estimated at $100,000, while damage to contents was placed at $20,000.
No injuries were reported.
Firefighters arrived at this house on Riverview Road in Kingstown Thursday evening, July 27, to find heavy fire showing.