Fire Marshal Mechanicsville fire starts in garage; $350,000 damages

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Date: 12/21/22

Time: 12:30 a.m.

Location / Address: 29665 Donna Drive, Mechancisville, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Type of Incident: Fire

Description of Structure / Property: One Story Single Family Dwelling

Owner / Occupants: Susan Winter

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 300,000.00 Contents: $ 50,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status: Present - Activated

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department: Mechancisville Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 30

Time to Control: 25 minutes

Discovered By: Occupant

Area of Origin: Attached Garage

Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation

Additional Information: One of the occupants of the home was alerted to the fire upon smelling something burning and discovered the fire within the attached garage. There were no injuries 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 443-550-6835.