Rockland fire razes shed, State Fire Marshals investigating cause

By Juliette Laaka | Nov 28, 2012
Courtesy of: Rockland Fire Department Firefighters Katy Vanorse, left, and Mike Root work to extinguish a shed fire at 6 Berkley St. in Rockland, Nov. 27.

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.

Courier Publications reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at


From left, Lt. Rick Johnson, Assistant Chief Adam Miceli and Mike Cole work to extinguish a shed fire at 6 Berkley St. Nov. 27. (Courtesy of: Rockland Fire Department)
Comments (2)
Posted by: Russell Garfield York | Nov 28, 2012 16:27

rocklandfire and ems you people are awsum great job as always

Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Nov 28, 2012 14:20

Good stop, Rockland Fire Department. It is great to have alert neighbors who keep an eye out for each other. Hope that the fire marshall was able to make a determination of cause so people's minds can be put at ease quickly.

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