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MARYLAND STATE FIRE MARSHAL Notice of Investigation DATE: 04/20/11

TIME: 7:02 p.m.

TYPE OF INCIDENT:

FIRE

SUBMITTED BY: DFM Melissa Bean

EXPLOSIVE

OTHER:

LOCATION / ADDRESS: 36860 Dixie Lyon Road, Mechanicsville, St. Mary’s DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE / PROPERTY: Two Story Single Family Dwelling OWNER / OCCUPANT(S): Stephen Stoltzfus INJURIES OR DEATHS: None ESTIMATED $ LOSS:

STRUCTURE $150,000

CONTENTS: $25,000

SMOKE ALARM STATUS: No FIRE ALARM / SPRINKLER STATUS: N/A ARREST(S) (IF APPLICABLE): N/A RESPONDING STATE FIRE MARSHAL(S): DFM John Nelson, DFM Melissa Bean RESPONDING FIRE DEPARTMENT: Mechanicsville VFD, Leonardtown VFD, Seventh District VFD, Hughesville VFD, Benedict VFD, Waldorf VFD # OF ALARMS: 1 # OF FIREFIGHTERS: 42 TIME TO CONTROL: 19 min. DISCOVERED BY: Home Owner AREA OF ORIGIN: Kitchen PRELIMINARY CAUSE: Accidental ASSISTING AGENCIES: OTHER

ATF

FBI

MSP

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The fire was determined to be accidental and was caused by a malfunction within the kitchen refrigerator. The home sustained significant fire damage. Two adults and their children were displaced and are being assisted by family. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OSFM - Southern Regional Office, 443-550-6820


2011-04-20-11 St. Mary's Dwelling Fire Dixie Lyon Road