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    Date: 10-30-17

    Time: 9:46 a.m.

    Location / Address: 1010 Marshall Hall Road, Bryans Road, Charles County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: Buick - unknown year/model

    Owner / Occupants: Owner Unknown

    Injuries or Deaths: None

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

    Smoke Alarm Status: N/A

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: No Fire Department Responsed

    # of Alarms: # Of Firefighters:

    Time to Control:

    Discovered By: Charles County Sheriff's Department

    Area of Origin: Interior of Vehicle

    Preliminary Cause: Incendiary

    Additional Information: The burned vehicle was discovered at the Marshall Hall boat ramp by a Charles County Sheriff's Deputy while on patrol. The fire had extinguished itself before the vehicle was discovered. Further examination of the vehicle will be needed to determine the vehicle model and owner(s). Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6831.
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    Date: 10-31-17

    Time: 7:21 p.m.

    Location / Address: 6905 Herbert Road, Hughesville, Charles County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: 1 story single family home

    Owner / Occupants: Deborah Elliott

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 25,000.00 Contents: $ 25,000.00

    Smoke Alarm Status: Installed / Unknown if working

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 20

    Time to Control: 10 minutes

    Discovered By: Owner / Occupant

    Area of Origin: Bathroom

    Preliminary Cause: Accidental - Electrical

    Additional Information: The fire occurred as the result of an electrical malfunction within the bathroom of the dwelling. There were no injures as a result of the fire. Three adults and three children were displaced as a result and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.
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    Date: 11-2-17

    Time: 4:30 p.m.

    Location / Address: 105 Jefferson Road, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: 30 x 15 Detached Shed

    Owner / Occupants: Alicia Burch and Larry Pinckey

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 5.000.00 Contents: $ 15,000.00

    Smoke Alarm Status: N/A

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

    Arrests(s): Titus Burch

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 19

    Time to Control: 10 minutes

    Discovered By: Larry Pinckey

    Area of Origin: Interior of Shed

    Preliminary Cause: Incendiary - gasoline was poured on the interior of the shed.

    Additional Information: The homeowner attempted to extinguish the fire, but was forced to cease his efforts due to high heat conditions. Anyone with any additional 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: 11-12-17

    Time: 9:44 a.m.

    Location / Address: Area of Wilson Road & Patience Place, Huntingtown, Calvert County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: 1 Story Single Family Dwelling

    Owner / Occupants: Owner - Jeffery Ireland and Jackson Ireland

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 10,000. Contents: $ 0

    Smoke Alarm Status: None

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 40

    Time to Control: 20 minutes

    Discovered By: Passer-By

    Area of Origin: interior

    Preliminary Cause: Incendiary

    Additional Information: The fire was the result of unknown suspect(s) igniting combustible materials within an abandoned/vacant structure. 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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