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    39261 Decoy Way, Mechanicsville, St. Mary's County

    Date: July 3, 2018

    Time: 4:50 p.m

    Location / Address: 39261 Decoy Way, Mechanicsville, St. Mary's County

    Type of Incident: House Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: Split Level single family dwelling

    Owner / Occupants: Garry and Betty Dixon

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 125,000 Contents: $ 50,000

    Smoke Alarm Status: Present and activated

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Mechanicsville

    # of Alarms: One # Of Firefighters: 50

    Time to Control: 25 min

    Discovered By: Neighbor

    Area of Origin: Exterior Deck

    Preliminary Cause: Improperly discarded smoking materials

    Additional Information: Family has been displaced and are being assisted by other family members.
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    Fatal House Fire In Waldorf

    CHARLES COUNTY (July 3, 2018) - Deputy State Fire Marshals are conducting an origin and cause investigation of an afternoon fire that occurred in a split level structure located at 2795 Berry Hills Road in Waldorf. The property is owned by Francis Blay and Akosua Ansah Blay. However, the house was a rental and there were two occupants currently living at the residence.

    The 911 call was received at approximately 11:48 a.m. from a passerby who discovered the fire. Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department responded to the one alarm fire with with approximately 45 fire personnel from surrounding Departments. It took firefighters approximately 25 minutes to control the fire. The damage caused approximately $300,000 to the structure and approximately $100,000 to the contents. Once the fire was extinguished they found a deceased adult male occupant in the residence. Due to the amount of damage to the structure, it cannot be confirmed if the smoke alarms were working at the time of the fire. The area of origin is in a bedroom and the cause is currently under investigation.

    The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. The victim's name is not being released at this time pending notification.

    The Charles County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation's Division is assisting with the investigation. The Red Cross is assisting the additional occupant.

    This is all the information available at this time. Additional information will be released once it becomes available.

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    FATAL HOUSE FIRE IN WALDORF - UPDATE

    CHARLES COUNTY (July 5, 2018) - Deputy State Fire Marshals are continuing to investigate the fire that took the life of 50 year old David Eugene Cordell on July 3, 2018, at his residence on 2795 Berry Hills Road in Waldorf. Charles County Sheriff's Office confirmed the victim's identification.

    The Office of The Chief Medical Examiner currently has the cause of his death as "pending" as they wait on results of additional lab reports.

    This is all the information available at this time. Additional information will be released once it becomes available.
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    12330 Sandstone Street, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

    Date: 6-21-18

    Time: 11:45 a.m.

    Location / Address: 12330 Sandstone Street, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: Mid-Unit Townhouse Garage Fire

    Owner / Occupants: Marcia Harris

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 3,000.00 Contents: $ 50.00

    Smoke Alarm Status: N/A

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 4

    Time to Control: 5 minutes

    Discovered By: Homeowner

    Area of Origin: Interior of Garage

    Preliminary Cause: Accidental - Discarded Smoking Materials

    Additional Information:
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    328 Serenity Court, Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Maryland

    Date: 6-19-18

    Time: 1:32 a.m.

    Location / Address: 328 Serenity Court, Prince Frederick, Calvert County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: 2003 Saturn

    Owner / Occupants: Daytonya Riley

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 1,000.00 Contents: $

    Smoke Alarm Status: N/A

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 2

    Time to Control: 5 minutes

    Discovered By: Neighbor

    Area of Origin: Under Investigation

    Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation

    Additional Information: The owner of the 2003 Saturn has been notified. This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6835.
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    2460 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

    Date: 6/18/18

    Time: 9:54 p.m.

    Location / Address: 2460 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: Ford Econoline 350 Box Truck

    Owner / Occupants: Gold Star Cars

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 1,000.00 Contents: $

    Smoke Alarm Status: N/A

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 5

    Time to Control: 10 minutes

    Discovered By: Charles County Sheriff's Office

    Area of Origin: Interior Passenger Compartment

    Preliminary Cause: Incendiary - available combustibles were ignited inside the vehicle, extending to the back of the box truck, which was full of tires.

    Additional Information: A Sergeant with the Charles County Sheriff's Office was passing by the area and noticed smoke coming from the unoccupied vehicle and notified communications. 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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    76 Rawlings Road, Prince Frederick, Calvert County, MD

    Date: 6-11-18

    Time: 11:16 a.m.

    Location / Address: 76 Rawlings Road, Prince Frederick, Calvert County, MD

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: 2 Story Detached Garage

    Owner / Occupants: Calvert County Government / Stanley & Ruanne Watson

    Injuries or Deaths: None

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

    Smoke Alarm Status: None

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 40

    Time to Control: 30 minutes

    Discovered By: Owner

    Area of Origin: Interior

    Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation

    Additional Information: The cause of this fire is currently under investigation. 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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