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Arson Investigators Say Trespasser Used Firework To Destroy Semi-Trailer

Office of the State Fire Marshal

Elkton, Md. – Maryland arson investigators are investigating the destruction of a semi-trailer at the Cecil County  Landfill.

Officials said that at around 7:15 on Friday evening, July 5, 2019, a passerby noticed that a 2018 55′ MAC aluminum transfer trailer was on fire and contacted  911.

Firefighters from the North East Volunteer Fire Company responded to the scene and brought the blaze under control after about 20 minutes.

Officials said an unknown person trespassed onto the landfill ‘s property and discharged illegal fireworks, igniting tires and combustibles within the semi-trailer.

The damage to the property was estimated to be approximately $60,000.00.

 

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