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    Local Fire Investigations

    Date: 8/1/17

    Time: 6:31 p.m.

    Location / Address: 1825 Squaw Valley Lane, Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: 20 x 40 Wood Frame and Metal detached garage

    Owner / Occupants: Dillard Campbell

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 15,000.00 Contents: $ 10,000.00

    Smoke Alarm Status: None

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 50

    Time to Control: 40 minutes

    Discovered By: Neighbor / Family Member

    Area of Origin: Interior - Work Bench

    Preliminary Cause: Accidental

    Additional Information: The fire was caused by an electrical event in a light fixture above the work bench. An adjacent storage trailer and an inoperable vehicle were also damaged in the fire.

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    Date: 8/5/17

    Time: 10:45 p.m.

    Location / Address: Ironsides Road, Nanjemoy, Charles County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: 2016 Honda CBR 1000 Motorcycle

    Owner / Occupants: Owner - Brian Pierce

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 12,000.00 Contents: $ 0

    Smoke Alarm Status: N/A

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 4

    Time to Control: 5 minutes

    Discovered By: Passing Motorist

    Area of Origin: Exterior

    Preliminary Cause: Incendiary

    Additional Information: The motorcycle was located abandoned and burned. The motorcycle also sustained damage from being shot numerous times with a shotgun, which contributed to the fire. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6833.

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    Date: 8/6/17

    Time: Sometime after 7:00 p.m. on 8/5/17

    Location / Address: 2645 Hamilton Place, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: 2006 Ford Fusion

    Owner / Occupants: Owner - Necole Hamm

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 2,500.00 Contents: $ 0

    Smoke Alarm Status: N/A

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: No Fire Department Response

    # of Alarms: # Of Firefighters:

    Time to Control: 0

    Discovered By: Owner

    Area of Origin: Front Passenger Seat

    Preliminary Cause: Incendiary

    Additional Information: Unknown suspect(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and ignited ordinary combustible materials on the front passenger seat. 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: 8/6/17

    Time: 2:00 a.m.

    Location / Address: 1023 Dorset Drive, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: Matte Black, Chevrolet Camaro SS

    Owner / Occupants: Joseph Leroy Dorsey

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 0 Contents: $ 10.00

    Smoke Alarm Status: N/A

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: No Fire Department Response

    # of Alarms: # Of Firefighters:

    Time to Control: 0

    Discovered By: Owner

    Area of Origin: Driver's side floorboard

    Preliminary Cause: Incendiary

    Additional Information: Between the evening hours of 8/3/17 and the afternoon hours of 8/6/17, unknown suspect(s) made entry into the vehicle and attempted to set the vehicle on fire by igniting a piece of paper on the floorboard. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6832.

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    Date: 8/7/17

    Time: 10:30 p.m.

    Location / Address: Poplar Hill Road and Mt. Pleasant Road, Malcolm, Charles County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: 2014 Chevrolet Cruze

    Owner / Occupants: Latoya Battle

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 10,000.00 Contents: $ 0

    Smoke Alarm Status:N/A

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 6

    Time to Control: 10 minutes

    Discovered By: Passer-By

    Area of Origin: Interior of Vehicle

    Preliminary Cause: Incendiary

    Additional Information: The vehicle was reported stolen in La Plata and abandoned at the intersection. Before fleeing the scene, the suspect(s) intentionally set the vehicle on fire.

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