Dorchester County Poultry House Catches Fire


The Office of the Maryland Fire Marshal says a poultry house located in Hurlock caught fire on Friday morning, heavily damaging it and it’s contents.

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Officials say the blaze broke out around 7:13 a.m. at a property located in the 6000 block of East New Market-Ellwood Road in Hurlock. They say a neighbor discovered the blaze, classified as a two alarm fire. It took 80 firefighters an hour and forty minutes to control the fire.

Reports indicate no chickens were inside the structure at the time of the blaze. No people were injured or killed. 180,000 dollars is estimated in structure damage, with 155,000 dollars in estimated damage to the contents. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.