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    8349 Bowie Road, Nanjemoy, Charles County, Maryland

    Date: 11-30-18

    Time: 11:00 a.m.

    Location / Address: 8349 Bowie Road, Nanjemoy, Charles County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: 1 Story Single Family Home

    Owner / Occupants: William Keys

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 75,000.00 Contents: $

    Smoke Alarm Status: Present - Unknown if activated

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 30

    Time to Control: 20 minutes

    Discovered By: Homeowner

    Area of Origin: Kitchen

    Preliminary Cause: Accidental - microwave malfunction

    Additional Information: The homeowner, who is blind, was outside and heard a "popping" noise. He went to investigate and felt extreme heat on his face from inside the rear door of his home. He is being assisted by then American Red Cross, family and friends.
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    38330 Hatchet Thicket Rd., Avenue, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    Date: 12/4/18

    Time: 12:15 p.m.

    Location / Address: 38330 Hatchet Thicket Rd., Avenue, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: RV / Camper

    Owner / Occupants: Unknown

    Injuries or Deaths: None

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

    Smoke Alarm Status: Unknown

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 15

    Time to Control: 5 minutes

    Discovered By: Passer-By

    Area of Origin: Interior

    Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation

    Additional Information: The camper located on the property was completely destroyed as a result of the fire. 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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    4660 Prestancia Place, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

    Date: 12/6/18

    Time: 1:45 a.m.

    Location / Address: 4660 Prestancia Place, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI

    Owner / Occupants: Jeremy Runyon

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 15,000.00 Contents: $ 1,000.00

    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: 14 minutes

    Discovered By: Passer-By

    Area of Origin: Interior - rear passenger area

    Preliminary Cause: Incendiary

    Additional Information: Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6820.
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    9103 Easy Street, Owings, Calvert County, Maryland

    Date: 12/5/18

    Time: 1:15 a.m.

    Location / Address: 9103 Easy Street, Owings, Calvert County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: 2 Story Single Family Home with Attached Garage

    Owner / Occupants: Soonjin Bayne

    Injuries or Deaths: Owner suffered smoke inhalation.

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 220,000.00 Contents: $ 60,000.00

    Smoke Alarm Status: Present - unknown if activated

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: North Beach Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 70

    Time to Control: 30 minutes

    Discovered By: Homeowner

    Area of Origin: Under Investigation

    Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation

    Additional Information: The homeowner awoke to the odor of smoke and "popping" noises. She became overwhelmed by the smoke but was able to evacuate the house with minor non life-threatening injuries. She was transported to Baltimore Shock Trauma and released. The homeowner is being assisted by family. 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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    28540 Thompson Corner Rd., Mechanicsville, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    Date: 12/7/18

    Time: 1:42 a.m.

    Location / Address: 28540 Thompson Corner Rd., Mechanicsville, St. Mary's County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: Sawmill / Barn

    Owner / Occupants: Sutphin Lumber Company / Daniel & Travis Sutphin

    Injuries or Deaths: None

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 50,000.00 Contents: $ 450,000.00

    Smoke Alarm Status: N/A

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 50

    Time to Control: 45 minutes

    Discovered By: Area Resident

    Area of Origin: Mill Equipment

    Preliminary Cause: Accidental

    Additional Information: The fire occurred as the result of sawmill equipment igniting combustible materials within the interior of the structure. There were no injuries as a result of the fire.
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    11585 Acton Lane, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

    Date: 12-8-18

    Time: 7:30 a.m.

    Location / Address: 11585 Acton Lane, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

    Type of Incident: Fire

    Description of Structure / Property: 1 Story Single Family Home with Walkout Basement

    Owner / Occupants: Owner - MaryAnn Pearson - Renters - James Willett, Michael Rigby

    Injuries or Deaths: 1 Firefighter - medical emergency - treated and released

    Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 150,000.00 Contents: $ 50,000.00

    Smoke Alarm Status: Present/Activated - Upstairs Only

    Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

    Arrests(s): None

    Primary Responding Fire Department: Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department

    # of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 75

    Time to Control: 15 minutes

    Discovered By: Renters

    Area of Origin: Basement Bedroom

    Preliminary Cause: Accidental - Improperly discarded smoking materials

    Additional Information: The renters awoke to the odor of burning potpourri. When they opened the door they discovered the fire in one of the bedrooms. The homeowner and renters are being assisted by family and friends. One firefighter was treated and released as the result of a medical emergency.
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