Fire Fighters Put Out Fire At Optical Store

Damage was confined to the exterior.

Hancock, Md (KM) It took five-minutes for fire fighters to put out a blaze on the exterior of a building in Hancock Wednesday afternoon.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says a passerby discovered the flames outside of Wheeler’s Optical at 263 North Pennsylvania Avenue. Fire and rescue personnel responded at around 12-noon.

Damage to the structure is $5,000. There were no injuries

Officials say the cause was accidental due to improperly discarded smoking materials.

By Kevin McManus