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Sunday Fire Destroys Grantsville Area Garage

December 6th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Date: 12/05/2021 

Time: 2:57 p.m. 

Location / Address:  14 Chestnut Ridge Road, Grantsville, Garrett County 

Type of Incident: Structure Fire

Description of Structure / Property: Two-bay, wood framed, detached garage  

Owners: Brandon and Carol Hutzell   

Injuries or Deaths: N/A

Estimated $ Loss: $25,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status: Not present, no action taken  

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: Not present, no action taken 

Arrests(s): N/A

Primary Responding Fire Department: Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department   

# of Alarms: 1  # Of Firefighters: 25

Time to Control: 10 minutes 

Discovered By: Passerby

Area of Origin: Exterior wall beside outdoor wood stove    

Preliminary Cause: High winds blew sparks from an outdoor wood stove into the exterior wall of the garage starting the fire.