Investigators looking for truck seen at site of Golts fire

A fire Tuesday afternoon in Golts destroyed the garage seen here in a photo courtesy of the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office. Investigators are looking for anyone with information related to the fire.

GOLTS — The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is looking for anyone with information regarding a garage fire in Golts Tuesday afternoon.

According to a news release, a fire was reported at 12:41 p.m. at the garage at 34097 Lees Chapel Road. The property is owned by Jacob L. Jewell.

The cause of the fire is listed as an incendiary inside the structure.

The fire marshal’s office estimated that the blaze caused $20,000 worth of damage to the structure and destroyed $10,000 worth of the garage’s contents.

The fire was reportedly discovered by a neighbor. The Galena Volunteer Fire Company was the primary responder. The release states that with 25 firefighters responding, the blaze was brought under control in 35 minutes.

One firefighter was reportedly transported to a nearby hospital for “abnormally elevated blood pressure.” No other injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

Investigators are looking for “(a)n unidentified suspicious white pick-up truck with a ladder rack” seen prior to the incident by neighbors. The truck’s year is in mid-2000s, the fire marshal’s office stated.

“The witnesses reported that the unidentified white truck left the scene once, returned and then departed the scene a second time prior to the fire,” the release states.

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

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