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Cement bags fire under investigation

June 24, 2002

HANCOCK - A fire in 50 bags of cement on a pallet at a construction site Sunday night is under investigation by the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office.

Fire Marshal Bruce Shafer responded to Berm Road near U.S. 522 at 6:48 p.m. after he was alerted by Hancock firefighters. Also responding were Hancock Police, a Maryland park ranger and the C&O Canal police.

A passer-by saw the fire and called authorities.

Damage was estimated at about $500.

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