Damage from a Monday morning fire at a Calvert County, Maryland, winery is estimated at $2.5 million.
It happened at Running Hare Vineyard, in Prince Frederick, Maryland.
Firefighters responded to the winery’s manufacturing and bottling building just after 6 a.m., said the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
Thirty firefighters were called in from four volunteer departments: Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, Dunkirk and St. Leonard. It took crews about 45 minutes to get the fire under control.
Investigators estimate $200,000 in damages to the single-story structure, and $2.3 million in damages to the contents, which included wine stock and equipment for manufacturing and maintenance.
0615 hrs Engine 21 (@PFVFD2 ) was dispatched for the smoke investigation on Adelina Rd. While investigating they arrived at Running Hare Vineyard & found a large 2-story building fully-involved. The box was filled bringing DVFD Truck 5, Tanker 5 & the Assistant Chief to the scene pic.twitter.com/7MoKAekg62
— Dunkirk VFD (@DunkirkVFD) September 30, 2019
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
On its website, Running Hare Vineyard is described as “a little bit of Tuscany and Napa in Southern Maryland.”