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Grantsville Fire Does $40,000 Damage

August 27th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

An accidental fire on Meyersdale Road north of Grantsville Saturday morning did $40,000 in damage to a two car garage.  It took 35 responding fire fighters only five minutes to bring the blaze under control, and it is being blamed on the failure of a refrigerator and its power supply.  No vehicles were in the garage at the time.


Date: August 25, 2018

Time: 6:32 a.m.

Location / Address:  1157 Meyersdale Road, Grantsville, Garrett County

Type of Incident:  structure fire

Description of Structure / Property:  detached two-car residential garage

Owner / Occupants: Tylor A. Kamp

Injuries or Deaths:  none

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $25,000   Contents: $15,000

Smoke Alarm Status: n/a

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  n/a

Arrests(s): none

Primary Responding Fire Department:  Grantsville

# of Alarms:  1  # Of Firefighters: 35

Time to Control: 5 minutes

Discovered By:  Owner

Area of Origin: interior of garage 

Preliminary Cause:  Accidental – Failure of refrigerator and power supply

Additional Information:  No vehicles were parked in the garage at the time of the fire.     


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