Two barns and thousands of dollars worth of hay bales were destroyed at the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area, Tawes Drive, Elkton, on Saturday afternoon, October 18.
Deputy State Fire Marshals Oliver Alkire and Howard Ewing have estimated the value of the items lost to be at $750,000.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The two alarm blaze brought firefighters from Singerly of Elkton, Aetna of Newark, Del, Oxford and West Grove, Pa. as well as North East, Chesapeake City, Rising Sun, Cecilton, and Water Witch of Port Deposit. More than 75 firefighters were called to the scene and the fire continued to burn as of Monday morning. Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police, Maryland Forestry Service, and Maryland Park Service also worked at the scene.
No one was injured.
Each barn was filled with thousands of bales of hay with an estimated value of $100 each. Investigators reported that the fire will continue to burn for an undetermined amount of time. Anyone with information about this fire or who observed suspicious activity in the area is asked to call 410-836-4844.