Cropper Brothers Lumber fire ruled accidental from electrical panel; building total loss

Maryland State Fire Marshal CAUSE OF LUMBER COMPANY FIRE DETERMINED

WILLARDS, MARYLAND (February 10, 2015) – An investigation into the fire, which caused in excess of $250,000.00 dollars in damage to a building on the property at Cropper Brothers Lumber Company, Inc. located on Main Street has been determined to be Accidental as a result of an electrical failure at an interior main electrical service panel.

The fire which was reported on February 9, 2015 at 7:37 P.M. by a neighbor  brought 35 firefighters from Willards, Pittsville and Gumboro DE. The fire was determined to be under control after 30 minutes of fire suppression activity. No injuries were reported and the structure was deemed a total loss.

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