Fire Marshal Camper destroyed by fire in Mechanicsville; $50,000 loss

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Date: 3/22/24

Time: 1:20 a.m.

Location / Address: 36725 Joan Drive, Mechanicsville, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Type of Incident: Fire

Description of Structure / Property: Camper

Owner / Occupants: Kent Grubbs

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 35,000.00 Contents: $ 15,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status: N/A

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

Arrests(s): N/A

Primary Responding Fire Department: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 20

Time to Control: 20 minutes

Discovered By: Owner

Area of Origin: Camper

Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation

Additional Information: The camper was parked in the yard of the owner. The fire extended from the camper to a nearby shed. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6820.