Chief: Glen Rock fire destroys garage full of collector's cars
A fire in Glen Rock destroyed two garages Tuesday, one filled with collector's cars, according to a fire official.
Glen Rock Hose and Ladder Fire Co. Chief Ron McCullough said a fire on Terrace Heights destroyed two garages, one of which was filled with about 10 collector's cars, on Tuesday, May 1.
McCullough said the fire destroyed a small garage that had lawnmowers in it as well.
“It appears to have started in the small garage and spread up over the hill to the bigger one,” he said.
The fire was reported around 10:50 a.m., and the chief said it took about 45 minutes to have it under control.
“Both buildings were fully involved when we got dispatched," McCullough said.
He said a woman lives in a home on the property, which he described as a larger lot, and couldn't see the fire when it started.
“She had no idea it was on fire," he said, adding that she didn't have a clear sight of the garages.
The chief said the cause of the fire is being investigated by a state police fire marshal. He said it was too early to say if the fire is being considered suspicious.
McCullough said the damage estimate on the two garages is about $79,000, but that doesn't include the cars damaged.
“We have no idea what the value is of those vehicles," he said.
The garages were unoccupied at the time of the fire, according to the chief.
The fire did not spread to the home, and the residents were not displaced, McCullough said. No one was injured in the fire.
Assisting with the fire were crews from Shrewsbury, New Freedom, Loganville and Lineboro, Maryland, he said.
McCullough estimated between 20 and 25 firefighters helped fight the blaze.
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