Rockland fire razes shed, State Fire Marshals investigating cause
Rockland — The Rockland Fire Department received multiple calls shortly before 8 p.m. Nov. 27 about a burning shed at 6 Berkley St. in Rockland, according to officials.
The homeowner and neighbors reported the blaze. The shed was engulfed in flames when crews arrived at the scene, said Assistant Fire Chief Adam Miceli.
A garage and home close to the shed where in danger of igniting, but the fire was controlled and extinguished before further damage was caused, he said.
The shed was completely destroyed.
Crews left the scene at approximately 9:45 p.m.
"There is a human element involved," said Miceli. He added this does not necessarily mean the fire was intentionally set.
The shed did not have heat or electricity.
The State Fire Marshal and the Rockland Police Department are investigating the cause of the fire, Miceli said.
As of Tuesday, Dec. 4., there were no further updates on the investigation, according to Detective Sgt. Chris Young.
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