WESTOVER, Md. - A Somerset County building fire, that caused $300,000 in damages, has been ruled as accidental.
According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office, the fire started just before 5:10 PM, on Tuesday, in a 36' x 300' steel agriculture building on James Ring Road in Westover. The building reportedly held 12 animals, including pigs and cows.
The 4 alarm blaze took 60 firefighters from six departments, around an hour to control. Authorities estimate the loss of the building at $100,000 but the loss of the contents, livestock which all died, at $200,000.
The Fire Marshal says the fire started in the Northwest corner of the building, by a juvenile playing with a lighter.