HANCOCK - A Hancock man has been charged with setting fire to his 20-foot travel trailer at the end of a "bad day," a deputy state fire marshal said Wednesday.
Christopher J. McCarty, 59, of the 13800 block of Exline Road, was charged with arson in connection with the early Wednesday fire at his travel trailer, according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.
Fire marshals said investigators believe an ignitable liquid was poured onto the floor of the trailer and lighted just after midnight Wednesday. The blaze caused about $18,000 in damage to the trailer, fire marshals said.
Deputy State Fire Marshal W. Faron Taylor said McCarty was staying in the trailer, which was parked on his Exline Road property.