Pre-arrival video above and below from Larry W. Dodd (MarylandGOP) as St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Route 50 at Memory Gardens Lane in Hebron, Maryland (Wicomico County) burned yesterday (Tuesday). The fire went to three-alarms. There were no injuries.
The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office said the fire was reported by a passerby to 9-1-1 shortly after 11 a.m. Father Ryan Glancey is an episcopal priest at another church in the diocese and is the one who made the 9-1-1 call.
“Just black smoke coming through the windows at the top. And then the flames came out of the roof about 20 feet and then all the windows downstairs started to break and the sides fell in,” Glancey said.
St. Paul’s, also known also known as Spring Hill Church, recently celebrated its 240th anniversary in October 2013. The building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1976.