Strasburg shed destroyed by fire

An early morning fire damaged a shed in Strasburg on Friday, said Bill Streett, operations chief for the Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue.

“The address was at 314 W. Queen St. in Strasburg,” Streett said. “It was dispatched at 4:58 a.m. and initially it was dispatched as a structure fire. When the crews arrived they actually found a storage shed close to a residence that was well involved that was primarily used to store firewood.”

The origin and cause of the blaze have yet to be determined.

“Not really sure at this time,” he said. “We did have investigators from the Fire Marshal’s Office trying to determine cause and origin. There was electric that was provided to the shed and a couple factors that could have contributed to the fire but they’re not really sure a this point.”

Streett said the shed, which was used primarily to store firewood, was roughly 15 away from the nearest structure and was located in a side yard. The structure was not threatened during the fire.

Crews had the fire under control within about half an hour, Streett said.

Strasburg’s Public Works Department provided equipment for the removal of the remaining firewood from the shed and provided abrasives to remove ice that had built up after fighting the fire.

Responding departments included Strasburg Fire Department, Strasburg Rescue, Woodstock Fire Department, Middletown Fire and Rescue, Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue, Strasburg Police Department and Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office.

Contact staff writer Nathan Budryk at 540-465-5137 ext. 155, or nbudryk@nvdaily.com.