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Date: 10/14/2018

Time: 10:17 P.M.

Location / Address: In the area of Revels Place and Reeder Place, Indian Head, Charles County

Type of Incident: Vehicle Fire

Description of Structure / Property: 2018 Ford Focus

Owner / Occupants: Matthew and Ann Proctor

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 18,000 Contents: $ 0

Smoke Alarm Status: N/A

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department: Marbury VFD

# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 5

Time to Control: 5 Minutes

Discovered By: Neighbor

Area of Origin: Interior of Vehicle

Preliminary Cause: Incendiary

Additional Information: A neighbor reported smoke in the area and upon investigation by the fire department, they discovered a vehicle abandoned and on fire. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal at 443-550-6834.
 

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26460 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville, St. Mary's County

Date: 10/13/2018

Time: 6:44 P.M.

Location / Address: 26460 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville, St. Mary's County

Type of Incident: Vehicle Fire

Description of Structure / Property: Chevrolet Camaro

Owner / Occupants: Unknown

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 2,500 Contents: $ 0

Smoke Alarm Status: N/A

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department: Hollywood VFD

# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 5

Time to Control: 5 min

Discovered By: Passing Motorist

Area of Origin: Interior of Vehicle

Preliminary Cause: Incendiary

Additional Information: A passing motorist reported smoke in the area and upon investigation an abandoned vehicle was located on fire. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal at 443-550-6834.
 

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21545 Old Missouri Street, Lexington Park, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Date: 10/18/18

Time: 1:41 a.m.

Location / Address: 21545 Old Missouri Street, Lexington Park, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Type of Incident: Fire

Description of Structure / Property: 2 Story Townhouse

Owner / Occupants: Occupant - Melinda Dean

Injuries or Deaths: Injuries - 1 Juvenile; 1 Female Adult

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 10,000.00 Contents: $ 5,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status: None Present

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department: Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 20

Time to Control: 10 minutes

Discovered By: Occupant

Area of Origin: Bedroom

Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation

Additional Information:

The occupants of the residence discovered a fire located in one of the bedrooms, which remains under investigation. Two occupants suffered non-life-threatening injures as a result of the fire.
 

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10672 Ashford Circle, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

Date: 10-22-18

Time: 9:37 a.m.

Location / Address: 10672 Ashford Circle, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

Type of Incident: Fire

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

Owner / Occupants: Kim & Pierre Burney

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 80,000.00 Contents: $ 30,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status: Present / Activated

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department: Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 40

Time to Control: 30 minutes

Discovered By: Occupants

Area of Origin: Garage

Preliminary Cause: Accidental

Additional Information: The occupants stated they smelled a burning odor in the home and went to investigate. Upon entering the garage, the occupants noticed a fire within the garage. All occupants were able to evacuate the home safely. The family is being assisted by the American Red Cross.
 

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La Plata, Charles County, Maryland

Date: 10-23-18

Time: 3:17 p.m.

Location / Address: La Plata, Charles County, Maryland

Type of Incident: Fire

Description of Structure / Property: 2 Story Single Family Residence

Owner / Occupants: Unavailable

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 250,000.00 Contents: $ 100,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status: Present / Working

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department: La Plata Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 40

Time to Control: 15 minutes

Discovered By: Owner

Area of Origin: Workshop

Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation

Additional Information: The owner of the residence discovered the fire located in a workshop attached to the residence. There were no injuries as a result of this incident. The cause remains under investigation at this time.
 

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2290 Mattawoman Beantown Rd., Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

Date: 10-23-18

Time: 4:46 p.m.

Location / Address: 2290 Mattawoman Beantown Rd., Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

Type of Incident: House Fire

Description of Structure / Property: Abandoned/Vacant 1 Story Single Family Residence

Owner / Occupants: Unknown

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 5,000.00 Contents: $ 0

Smoke Alarm Status: None

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department: Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 20

Time to Control: 15 mintues

Discovered By: Passer-By

Area of Origin: Interior Living Space

Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation

Additional Information: A passer-by discovered the fire, which involved an abandoned/vacant structure. There were no injuries as a result of this incident. The cause this 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 443-550-6834.
 

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23703 Bill Dixon Road, California, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Date: 10-27-18

Time: 8:41 p.m.

Location / Address: 23703 Bill Dixon Road, California, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Type of Incident: Fire

Description of Structure / Property: 39' Pacemaker Boat

Owner / Occupants: Bradley & Kelly Carey

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 30,000.00 Contents: $

Smoke Alarm Status: N/A

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department: Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 40

Time to Control: 15 minutes

Discovered By: Passer-By

Area of Origin: Interior of Boat

Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation

Additional Information: A passer-by discovered the boat on fire, which was docked at Town Creek Point Marina. There were no injures as a result of this incident. The cause 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 443-550-6834.
 

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22576 MacArthur Blvd., California, St. Mary's County, Maryland

10-30-18

Time: 10:07 p.m.

Location / Address: 22576 MacArthur Blvd., California, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Type of Incident: Fire

Description of Structure / Property: Plastic Trash Container

Owner / Occupants: United States Post Office - California

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 0 Contents: $50

Smoke Alarm Status: Present

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: Present - Not Activated

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department: Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 10

Time to Control: 2 minutes

Discovered By: Unknown

Area of Origin: Trash Container

Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation

Additional Information: Combustible contents of the trashcan were ignited with an open flame and extinguished quickly. 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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28579 Lockes Hill Road, Mechanicsville, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Date: 11-11-18

Time: 5:17 p.m.

Location / Address: 28579 Lockes Hill Road, Mechanicsville, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Type of Incident: Fire

Description of Structure / Property: RV/Camper

Owner / Occupants: Margaret Plater

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 4,000.00 Contents: $ 1,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status: Unknown

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 25

Time to Control: 10 minutes

Discovered By: Neighbor

Area of Origin: Interior of RV

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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36817 Sandy Lane, Bushwood, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Date: 11-15-18

Time: 6:37 p.m.

Location / Address: 36817 Sandy Lane, Bushwood, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Type of Incident: Fire

Description of Structure / Property: Single Family Dwelling

Owner / Occupants: Christopher Dyson / Larry Murphy

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 80,000.00 Contents: $ 20,000.00

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: 25

Time to Control: 10 minutes

Discovered By: Occupant

Area of Origin: Interior of home

Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation

Additional Information: The occupant of the residence discovered the fire located in a living space of the residence. The occupant escaped without injury; however, three dogs perished as a result of the fire. 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 443-550-6834.
 

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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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