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Goodwill donation container fire at Sykesville Middle is under investigation

Goodwill donation container fire at Sykesville Middle is under investigation
A fire on a Goodwill donation container on the grounds of Sykesville Middle School is under investigation. (Courtesy photo)

A fire on a Goodwill donation container on the grounds of Sykesville Middle School on Thursday, Aug. 16, is under investigation.

At approximately 5:14 a.m., a fire was discovered by a school employee. About five firefighters from the Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department responded to the fire and were able to control it within one minute.

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According to a notice of investigation from the Office of the State Fire Marshal, approximately $500 in damage was sustained to the metal container. The fire is believed to have originated on the exterior of the container.

The preliminary cause is under investigation by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

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