Fire Marshal Waldorf House Fire; $13,000 damages

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Date: 2/26/24

Time: 3:26 a.m.

Location / Address: 12987 La Plata Road, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

Type of Incident: Fire

Description of Structure / Property: Two Story Single Family Dwelling

Owner / Occupants: Freddie Williams / Gertryce Grasty

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 12,000.00 Contents: $ 1,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status: Present - Activated

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: Fire Alarm Present - Activated

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department: Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 36

Time to Control: 15 minutes

Discovered By: Occupants

Area of Origin: Kitchen

Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation

Additional Information: The occupants were alerted by the smoke detectors within the home. The Fire Alarm System activated and notified ADT Security. 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.