MARYLAND STATE FIRE MARSHAL Notice of Investigation DATE: 7/23/2011
TIME: 4:32 A.M.
TYPE OF INCIDENT:
SUBMITTED BY: DFM M. Bean
LOCATION / ADDRESS: 3842 6th Street, North Beach, Calvert County, MD 20714 DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE / PROPERTY: Occupied House Fire OWNER / OCCUPANT(S): James & Pamela Myers / Robert Jenkins INJURIES OR DEATHS: 1 Burn Injury – Non life threatening ESTIMATED $ LOSS: $150,000.00 SMOKE ALARM STATUS: Unknown FIRE ALARM / SPRINKLER STATUS: None ARREST(S) (IF APPLICABLE): N/A RESPONDING STATE FIRE MARSHAL(S): DFM Melissa Bean RESPONDING FIRE DEPARTMENT(S): North Beach, Deale, Dunkirk, Harwood Lothian, Huntingtown, Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Departments # OF ALARMS: 1
# OF FIREFIGHTERS: 42
TIME TO CONTROL: 20 minutes
DISCOVERED BY: Neighbor AREA OF ORIGIN: Rear Porch PRELIMINARY CAUSE: Accidental ASSISTING AGENCIES: ATF FBI MSP OTHER Red Cross and Calvert County Animal Control ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The accidental fire began on the rear porch as a result of an improperly discarded cigarette. The fire caused extensive damage to the residence. One person was transported with non life threatening burn injuries to the Washington Hospital Center where he is being treated. The home occupant was displaced and is being assisted by the Red Cross. Animal Control came to the home to take custody of a dog until proper arrangements could be made for alternate housing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SFMO Southern Regional Office – 443-550-6820