Fire Fighters Battle Garage Fire

Investigators say the cause was accidental.

Fire damaged a garage in Washington County Saturday afternoon.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says 17 fire fighters from Smithsburg responded at around 12:45 PM to 20,610 Emerald Drive, and spent ten-minutes bringing the flames under control.  No one was hurt.

Damage is estimated at $1500, and was limited to the gutter and plywood attic area.

Investigators say the fire was accidental, caused by the spontaneous combustion of grass clippings.