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NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION
Time: 1:45 a.m.
Location / Address: 11528 Ropeknot Road, Lusby, Calvert County, Maryland
Type of Incident: Fire
Description of Structure / Property: 1 Story Rancher style home with walkout basement
Owner / Occupants: Carl Bucheister
Injuries or Deaths: None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 175,000.00 Contents: $ 25,000.00
Smoke Alarm Status: Present
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None
Primary Responding Fire Department: Solomons Volunteer Fire Department
# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 35
Time to Control: 10 minutes
Discovered By: Occupants
Area of Origin: Kitchen
Preliminary Cause: Accidental
Additional Information: The fire was caused by an unspecified electrical event in the kitchen. The occupants of the home were alerted to the fire by the smoke coming from the kitchen. All occupants were able to safely escape and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.