Fire Marshal One Story Single Family Dwelling in Sunderland destroyed by fire; $125,000 loss

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Date: 3/31/24

Time: 8:46 a.m.

Location / Address: 1110 Claggett Road, Sunderland, Calvert County, Maryland

Type of Incident: Fire

Description of Structure / Property: One Story Single Family Dwelling

Owner / Occupants: James Mackall

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 100,000.00 Contents: $ 25,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status: Present - Activated

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department: Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 40

Time to Control: 30 minutes

Discovered By: Homeowner

Area of Origin: Basement

Preliminary Cause: Accidental

Additional Information: The fire originated in the basement of the dwelling and spread to the remainder of the residence. The cause was determined to be a space heater placed too close to combustibles. One occupant sustained a minor burn injury but refused medical service. The occupants were assisted by the American Red Cross.