Occupants displaced by Friday morning fire in Chester

CHESTER — No injuries were reported, but the occupants were displaced from their home here Friday morning because of damage caused by fire.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal identified the property as a one-story, single-family dwelling at 203 Kirby St., Chester.

The fire marshal’s office and Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation online records identified the owners as John and Debra Ringgold. This is their principal residence, according to the SDAT website.

According to a news release, one of the occupants discovered the fire at 7:11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19.

The fire originated in a bedroom, according to the fire marshal’s office; the cause is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the fire marshal’s Upper Eastern Regional Office at 410-822-7609.

It took firefighters two hours to bring the blaze under control, according to the news release.

A total of 38 firefighters answered the alarm; the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Company was the primary responding agency.

According to the news release, the estimated loss to the house and contents is $250,000.00

 

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