Controlled Burn Spreads To Structure, Causes $50,000 In Damage

Just after 2:30 Thursday afternoon a fire occurred in a standalone garage in the 18000 block of McColley’s Chapel Road in Georgetown.

Officials said the Georgetown Fire Company responded to the emergency, encountering heavy smoke and an active blaze upon arrival. With the help of mutual aid fire companies, the fire was contained and extinguished.

The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Chief Deputy State John Galaska said the fire was accidental, originating from an adjacent controlled burn that unfortunately spread to the garage.

The structure was unoccupied at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported.

Damage from the incident has been estimated at $50,000.

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