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$7.5 million loss in Perryville Easter Sunday condo fire

$7.5 million loss in Perryville Easter Sunday condo fire (Maryland State Fire Marshal)

PERRYVILLE, Md. (WBFF) - A fire that destroyed a Cecil County waterfront condo building and injured three people on Easter Sunday ultimately caused $7.5 million in damage.

The State Fire Marshal's Office said all three victims have been treated and released from the hospital after the April 1 fire.

The Fire Marshal also explained why the building's position caused a challenge.

"Due to the unique positioning of the building being approximately 55 feet from the Susquehanna River, Fire Boats from Susquehanna Hose Company in Harford County and Charlestown Fire Company in Cecil County were also dispatched to the scene. There was no access for the fire trucks to effectively position themselves on the river side of the building. Therefore, the ability to have the boats respond and effectively position themselves in this situation allowed for the protection of three other condominium buildings resulting in the damage amounts of those buildings to be significantly lower. Without their response to this incident, a much high property loss would have been most probable and in turn could have put many more lives at risk," said the Fire Marshal's Office in a Thursday news release.


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