Firefighters battle Sudlersville blaze for 2 hours before bringing it under control

The Jan. 12 house fire seen here in a photo courtesy of the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal at 408 S. Church St., Sudlersville, reportedly caused an estimated $200,000 in damage.

SUDLERSVILLE — The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal is asking for the public’s help as it continues to investigate Tuesday morning’s house fire here.

No injuries were reported.

Damage to the house in the 400-block of S. Church Street and its contents is estimated to be $200,000, according to a news release from the fire marshal’s office.

The news release identified David and Brenda Stant as owners of the one and a half-story wood-framed house. This is their principal residence, according to online records of the state Department of Assessments and Taxation.

The primary structure was built in 1915, according to online tax records.

The alarm sounded at 1:14 a.m. Jan. 12 after a neighbor discovered the fire, according to the news release.

Sudlersville was the primary responding fire department. A total of 50 firefighters answered the call and brought the fire under control in two hours, according to the news release.

Investigators reported that a smoke alarm was present but its activation was unknown.

The area of origin and cause of the fire had not been determined by press time Wednesday, Jan. 13.

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

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