Fire Damages Auto Parts Store

Fire caused $100,000 in damage.

Smithsburg, Md. (DG) – Fire caused extensive damage to a business Sunday morning in Washington County.

Shortly after 11 AM, fire fighters responded to Smithsburg Auto Parts at 5 W Water St. in Smithsburg for the fire.

It took 50 fire fighters almost an hour to put out the blaze.

Investigators say the fire started when a radio antenna fell onto electric power lines that became energized, causing the fire in the building.

No one was injured and damage is estimated at $100,000.

-Dianah Gibson