Fire Damages Historical Building in Easton - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Fire Damages Historical Building in Easton

Updated:
Chris Hash of the Easton Volunteer Fire Department emailed this photo of Monday night's fire on Washington Street. Chris Hash of the Easton Volunteer Fire Department emailed this photo of Monday night's fire on Washington Street.

EASTON, Md.– It was just after 11 p.m. Monday when the call came in. A building at 130 S. Washington St. in Easton went up in flames.

What once sat next to the former McCords Laundry Building on South Washington Street is now pretty much gone.

"Upon arrival on the scene, we had fire showing through the roof on this multi-unit building. The fire was contained to the room and the second floor," said Easton Fire Chief Jamie McNeil.

Officials say the fire started in the back corner of the building. It took firefighters from the Easton, Oxford, Saint Michaels, Trappe, Cordova, Preston and Ridgely fire departments about three hours to get the blaze under control. When it was all said and done, the roof was completely damaged.

At this point, there is not much left. Fire officials believe the cause of the fire is electrical in nature.

"It's a possible electrical fire, but the investigation is ongoing with the state fire marshal's office," McNeil said.

Guinevere Milutinovich of Easton lives around the corner from the historical building. She said it was loud, smoky and scary.

"There was an explosion, sirens, streets were all blocked off. It actually shook our house. We were close enough we felt the ground shake," Milutinovich said.

The noise has since gone away but the smell of what happened still lingers in the air.

"It just smells like burn, soot and smoke, yeah it's awful," said Milutinovich.   

The Town of Easton Building Inspector condemned the building. The total cost of the damage to the building has yet to be determined.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Updated: No Further Injuries Found After Tornado Hits Stevensville Area

    Crews Working to Restore Power Following Stevensville Tornado

    07/25/2017 08:26:00 -04:002017-07-25 12:26:00 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 8:59 AM EDT2017-07-25 12:59:09 GMT
    Officials say they've completed house-to-house searches after a tornado tore through part of Queen Anne's County and didn't find anyone trapped or in danger.More
    Officials say they've completed house-to-house searches after a tornado tore through part of Queen Anne's County and didn't find anyone trapped or in danger.More
  • Dead Shark Washes up on OC Beach

    Dead Shark Washes up on OC Beach

    07/25/2017 07:38:00 -04:002017-07-25 11:38:00 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 7:39 AM EDT2017-07-25 11:39:19 GMT
    This shark washed ashore in Ocean City on Monday. (Photo credit: Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)This shark washed ashore in Ocean City on Monday. (Photo credit: Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
    Some beach goers in Ocean City got quite a surprise Monday when a large shark washed ashore.More
    Some beach goers in Ocean City, Maryland got quite a surprise Monday when a large shark washed ashore.More
  • Local Volunteer Organization Making a Change

    Local Volunteer Organization Making a Change

    07/24/2017 20:04:00 -04:002017-07-25 00:04:00 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-07-25 00:34:33 GMT
    Pile of clothes being assorted before deliveryPile of clothes being assorted before delivery
    "Clothing Our Kids," a local volunteer run organization that had its start in a home, has grown, and is making a significant impact on Sussex County. The charity collects and donates clothing to 33 elementary schools for children K-5.More
    "Clothing Our Kids," a local volunteer run organization that had its start in a home, has grown, and is making a significant impact on Sussex County. The charity collects and donates clothing to 33 elementary schools for children K-5.More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Dead Shark Washes up on OC Beach

    Dead Shark Washes up on OC Beach

    07/25/2017 07:38:00 -04:002017-07-25 11:38:00 GMT
    Tuesday, July 25 2017 7:39 AM EDT2017-07-25 11:39:19 GMT
    This shark washed ashore in Ocean City on Monday. (Photo credit: Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)This shark washed ashore in Ocean City on Monday. (Photo credit: Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
    Some beach goers in Ocean City got quite a surprise Monday when a large shark washed ashore.More
    Some beach goers in Ocean City, Maryland got quite a surprise Monday when a large shark washed ashore.More
  • Assateague Horse Died After Eating Dog Food

    Assateague Horse Died After Eating Dog Food

    07/24/2017 15:45:00 -04:002017-07-24 19:45:00 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-07-24 19:57:23 GMT
    A photo of the mare that died after eating dog food at Assateague Island National Seashore. (Photo credit: L. Davis/Assateague Island National Seashore)A photo of the mare that died after eating dog food at Assateague Island National Seashore. (Photo credit: L. Davis/Assateague Island National Seashore)
    Officials say a wild horse was found dead after eating a large amount of dog food at Assateague Island National Seashore.More
    Officials say a wild horse was found dead after eating a large amount of dog food at Assateague Island National Seashore.More
  • Salisbury Man Sentenced to 25 Years After Third Felony Drug Conviction

    Salisbury Man Sentenced to 25 Years After Third Felony Drug Conviction

    Thursday, July 23 2015 12:15 PM EDT2015-07-23 16:15:04 GMT
    Thursday, July 23 2015 12:48 PM EDT2015-07-23 16:48:44 GMT
    A Salisbury man convicted last month of cocaine possession and “maintaining a common nuisance” has been sentenced to 25 years without parole, the Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office announced Thursday.More
    A Salisbury man convicted last month of cocaine possession and “maintaining a common nuisance” has been sentenced to 25 years without parole, the Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office announced Thursday.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices