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Animal Services Experiences Fire Incident

Post Date:09/18/2019 11:48 AM

September 18, 2019

ELKTON, MD. -- Cecil County Animal Services (CCAS), located on Augustine Herman Highway in Chesapeake City, Maryland, experienced a small fire and smoke related incident this morning at the shelter at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Chesapeake City, Cecilton, Singerly, Galena, Hacks Point, and Middletown Fire Companies, as well as Cecil County Department of Emergency Services is currently on scene. The fire has been contained to an electrical box outside of the shelter. CCAS staff, volunteers and animals have been removed from the building. There are no injuries to report at this time.

The exact cause of the incident is under investigation and more details will follow.

The shelter, which opened in July 2016, serves as the County’s Animal Control Authority and provides quality care to animals in the community through the management of an open-admission shelter.


Media Contact:
Jennifer Lyall
Public Information Officer
Cecil County Government

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