Toaster Blamed for Easton Bob Evans Fire - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Toaster Blamed for Easton Bob Evans Fire

Posted: Updated:

EASTON, Md.- Investigators say a faulty toaster is to blame for a May fire that caused $3.5 million in damage to the Bob Evans restaurant in Easton. 

Officials with the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said the fire originated in the kitchen area of the structure due to a malfunction within a toaster.  It was typical practice to leave the toaster plugged in and on after business hours, according to investigators.

The fire burned inside of the restaurant for over an hour prior to any notification to the local fire departments, authorities said. 

The two-alarm fire at the Bob Evans, located at 8957 Ocean Gateway, occurred in the early morning hours of May 14.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Horse Harassment on Assateague

    Horse Harassment on Assateague

    Thursday, May 25 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-05-25 20:45:00 GMT
    Thursday, May 25 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-05-25 20:45:00 GMT

    People on Delmarva think tourists are getting a little too close to Assateague's wild horses. 

    More

    People on Delmarva think tourists are getting a little too close to Assateague's wild horses. 

    More
  • Gov. Hogan Vetoing Paid Sick Leave Bill

    Gov. Hogan Vetoing Paid Sick Leave Bill

    Thursday, May 25 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-05-25 20:00:35 GMT
    Thursday, May 25 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-05-25 20:00:35 GMT

    Gov. Larry Hogan says he's vetoing a bill that would require businesses with 15 or more employees to provide five days of paid sick leave.     

    More

    Gov. Larry Hogan says he's vetoing a bill that would require businesses with 15 or more employees to provide five days of paid sick leave.     

    More
  • Maryland Governor Vetoes Paid Sick Leave Bill

    Maryland Governor Vetoes Paid Sick Leave Bill

    Thursday, May 25 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-05-25 19:51:22 GMT
    Thursday, May 25 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-05-25 19:51:22 GMT
    (Photo: AP)(Photo: AP)

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he's vetoing a bill that would require businesses with 15 or more employees to provide five days of paid sick leave.

    More

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he's vetoing a bill that would require businesses with 15 or more employees to provide five days of paid sick leave.

    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