Church fire fought by firefighters in three-alarm disaster to historic Spring Hill Episcopal in Hebron Md.

Spring Hill Episcopal Church in Hebron Md

Spring Hill Episcopal Church in Hebron Md

 

DEPUTY STATE FIRE MARSHALS INVESTIGATE HEBRON CHURCH FIRE

HEBRON, MD

(July 22, 2014) – Deputy State Fire Marshals are currently on the scene investigating the cause of a  church fire which was reported earlier this morning at 11:12 A.M.

 

St. Paul's-Episcopal-Church in Hebron, Md. destroyed by-fire after standing for 240 years. Courtesy of WBAL

St. Paul’s-Episcopal-Church in Hebron, Md. destroyed by-fire after standing for 240 years. Courtesy of WBAL

The fire was reported to the 911 Center by a passerby. Numerous fire departments from Wicomico County and Delaware led by Hebron VFD responded to the fire which quickly escalated to three-alarms.

It is estimated nearly 100 firefighters are still currently extinguishing the blaze.

Hebron Volunteer Fire Department.  THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Hebron Volunteer Fire Department. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

The fire involved a 243-year old church located 8700 Memory Gardens Lane. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church also known as Spring Hill Church recently celebrated its 240th Anniversary in October 2013.

The building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1976.

The origin and cause of the fire are currently under investigation at this time and preliminary damage is estimated at approximately $500,000.00.

 

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