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Barns Burns In Coney. Cause Unknown

October 25th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a blaze on Farm Hill Road in Lonaconing at a storage barn that was discovered burned down yesterday.  The barn was owned by Albert and Stella Green, and the loss is estimated at $50,000.  Right now, there are no leads in the investigation, and your help is sought.

 

NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

Date: October 24, 2016

Time: unknown

Location / Address:  Farm Hill Road, Lonaconing, Allegany County

Type of Incident: structure fire

Description of Structure / Property: 20×20 foot wood frame storage barn

Owner / Occupants: Albert and Stella Green

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $15,000   Contents: $35,000

Primary Responding Fire Department: no initial fire department response

Discovered By: relative of owners

Area of Origin:  interior 

Preliminary Cause: arson

Additional Information:  Barn was last accessed by relative on Sunday and barn was discovered burned down on Monday afternoon.  Building and contents, which included a Ford tractor, farm equipment, and various personal and antique items, were completely destroyed.   The Goodwill Fire Department was requested by the fire marshal to respond to extinguish hot embers due to the proximity to wooded areas and windy conditions.   Anyone with information is requested to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal at 301-766-3888.

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