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Time: 11:36 p.m.
Location / Address: 22599 MacArthur Blvd., California, St. Mary's County, Maryland
Type of Incident: Fire
Description of Structure / Property: Vacant Retail Space
Owner / Occupants: San Souci Plaza Shopping Center, LLC
Injuries or Deaths: None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 25,000.00 Contents: $ 0
Smoke Alarm Status: Unknown at this time.
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A
Primary Responding Fire Department: Bay District Volunteer Fire Department
# of Alarms: 2 # Of Firefighters: 50
Time to Control: 20 minutes
Discovered By: Passer-By
Area of Origin: Exterior
Preliminary Cause: Accidental
Additional Information: The fire was the result of an electrical malfunction and originated on the exterior of the retail space in the covered area above the sidewalk. Multiple adjoining retail spaces sustained smoke damage as well.
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