Fire Marshal Chaptico house fire; $250,000 damages

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Date: 2/5/24

Time: 12:34 p.m.

Location / Address: 363315 Notley Woods Lane, Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Type of Incident: Fire

Description of Structure / Property: 1 Story, Single Family Dwelling

Owner / Occupants: Virginia Petit

Injuries or Deaths: 3 Minor Injuries - Firefighters

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 200,000.00 Contents: $ 50,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status: Present - Activated - Alerted Occupant

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department: Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 50

Time to Control: 40 minutes

Discovered By: Workers on Property

Area of Origin: Interior of Home

Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation

Additional Information: The fire was discovered by workers working on the home and alerted the occupant. Three firefighters received minor injuries and were treated and released. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.