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September 16, 2013

Shed fire spread to neighbor’s property - 09/17

FROSTBURG — A shed at 90 Walnut St. was damaged Saturday afternoon by fire that spread from a neighboring property where the owner had a permit to raze his shed, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office.

The fire that was started by Gordon Opel was ruled accidental by the deputy state fire marshal. It caused $1,000 in damage to a shed owned by Jonathan Harris.

It took 10 volunteer firefighters from Frostburg and Shaft 15 minutes to bring the blaze reported at 5:28 p.m. under control.

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