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Maryland State Fire Marshal

News Release Martin O’Malley Governor

William E. Barnard State Fire Marshal

WOMAN CHARGED WITH ARSON OF DWELLING CHARLES COUNTY, MD (July 26, 2012) – Deputy State Fire Marshals served a criminal summons to a Waldorf woman today for intentionally setting multiple fires inside her home. The incident originally occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m. on July 6, 2012. Charles County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 2219 Newburgh Court in Waldorf, to check the welfare of the resident and upon finding evidence of burned areas inside the home, made notification to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Investigators determined Litany Marie Price (36) was responsible for igniting several fires throughout her and her husband’s home and extinguishing them shortly thereafter. Damage from the fires was estimated at $500. Price was transported to Civista Medical Center for evaluation. Price has been charged with Arson 1st Degree. If convicted of the charge, she faces a penalty of up to 30 years imprisonment and/or $50,000 in fines.

### Media contact: Bruce D. Bouch, Deputy State Fire Marshal; 443-324-6876 The Office of the State Fire Marshal is an agency of the Department of State Police dedicated to helping protect citizens from fire and explosion through a comprehensive program of education, inspection, investigation and fire protection engineering. For more information on fire safety call 1-800-525-3124, log onto our website at: www.mdsp.org/firemarshal and/or http://facebook.com/MarylandStateFireMarshal.

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2012-07-26 Charles Criminal Summons Newburgh Court