Fire destroys makeshift shelter near Elkton

  • Source: Elkton Cecil Whig
  • Published: 04/16/2019 08:42 AM

An investigation is continuing after a blaze destroyed a makeshift shelter in what investigators described as a “homeless encampment” in the woods near Elkon, according to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal. A passerby called 911 at approximately 5:50 a.m. Monday, after noticing the burning structure in a wooded area adjacent to the Twin Bridges on West Pulaski Highway (Route 40), fire officials said. A crew of seven firefighters with Singerly Volunteer Fire Co. of Elkton battled the blaze for about 30 minutes, before bringing it under control, fire officials added. The fire caused an estimated $25 in damage to the 10-by-15-foot structure, according to Sr. Deputy State Fire Marshal Oliver J. Alkire.


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