WORTON, Md.- The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire that destroyed a wood frame pole barn in Kent County on Monday evening.  

According to the fire marshal’s office, a passerby reported the fire shortly after 9 p.m. on the property at 11980 Clark Road in Worton.

It took crews from the Betterton Volunteer Fire Company about 30 minutes to bring the fire under control.

The 32-foot by 30-foot structure and the contents located inside, including a pickup truck, one John Deere Gator, three ATV’s, one dirt bike, and one riding lawn mower, sustained extensive damage as a result of the fire. The structure and contents are considered to be a complete loss, with an estimated $25,000 in damage to the barn and another $125,000 in damage to its contents. 

The fire is believed to have started in the barn’s interior but remains under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the fire is asked to contact the Upper Eastern Regional Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal at 410-822-7609.  


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