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Fire rips through Queenstown home

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QUEENSTOWN — Fire crews, Emergency Medical Services units, and a tanker task force responded to an explosion with flames at a home at 116 Mainbrace Dr. at 1:41 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Units at the scene, the home of John Galetsky, included those from the Queenstown Volunteer Fire Department, Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department, Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company, EMS units from the county’s Department of Emergency Services, and a water tanker crew from Talbot County.

QVFD reported crews arrived on the scene to find a one and half story residence with flames shooting from the structure. Numerous calls reported a garage fire explosion.

According to the official Fire Marshal report on the incident, no one was injured and structure damage was estimated at $300,000 with $100,000 in losses in contents of the home. The blaze took two hours to contain with the areas of origin and the cause still under investigation.

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