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    Recent Fire Investigations in So. Md.

    Date: 3/8/17

    Time: 2:38 p.m.

    Location / Address: 15385 Matthews Manor Road, Newburg, Charles County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: Single story wood framed house

    Owner / Occupants: Fred & Diane Davis - Owners

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 50,000.00 Contents: $ 20,000.00

    Smoke Alarm Status: Present

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 40

    Time to Control: 10 minutes

    Discovered By: Neighbor

    Area of Origin: Laundry Room

    Preliminary Cause: Incendiary

    Additional Information: The fire was determined to be incendiary. The fire caused moderate damage and the house is not habitable at this time. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6833.

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    Date: 3/10/17

    Time: 7:42 p.m.

    Location / Address: 21036 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: Dumpster

    Owner / Occupants: Bay Area Disposal

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 100.00 Contents: $

    Smoke Alarm Status: N/A

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 5

    Time to Control: 5 minutes

    Discovered By: Passer- By

    Area of Origin: Interior of Dumpster

    Preliminary Cause: Incendiary

    Additional Information: The fire was intentionally set by unknown suspect(s) within the interior of the dumpster. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6834.

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    Date: 3/11/17

    Time: 1:01 p.m.

    Location / Address: 86 Circle Avenue, Indian Head, Charles County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: 2006 Nissan Frontier

    Owner / Occupants: Steven Huber

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 4,500.00 Contents: $ 500.00

    Smoke Alarm Status: N/A

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 12

    Time to Control: 5 minutes

    Discovered By: Neighbor

    Area of Origin: Truck Bed of Vehicle

    Preliminary Cause: Accidental

    Additional Information: The fire in the bed of the truck began with the accidental ignition of combustible materials.

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