Fire Destroys Storage Shed, Tractor, At Seneca Creek State Park

Investigators say the cause was accidental.


Gaithersburg, Md (KM) A storage building with a tractor inside located at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg was destroyed by fire on Saturday evening.

25 fire fighters responded to 11950 Clopper Road for a lean-to structure on fire with a New Holland tractor stored inside. . They spent 15-minutes bringing the flames under control. No one was hurt.

Damage to the structure is estimated at $10,00, and the contents at $40,000.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the fire originated in the tractor. It’s was electrical in nature and is considered accidental, investigators say. .

The fire was discovered by a Natural Resources Police Officer.


By Kevin McManus




Photo Courtesy of The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office