Maryland Fire Marshal Investigates Repeated Arsons

April 5, 2010

The Maryland fire marshal is investigating two arson fires at an abandoned lumber yard in Sharptown.

The two fires last month happened between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the former J.V. Wells lumber yard. In the first one, two sheds completely burned. The second blaze flattened a large garage and sent dozens of firefighters from at least five companies to the scene.

The property has often been vandalized since J.V. Wells left in the mid-2000s. State fire officials are concerned that trespassers could be hurt.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Matt Stevens says authorities don’t have any suspects.

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