MARYLAND STATE FIRE MARSHAL Notice of Investigation DATE: 12/6/11
TIME: 8:30 P.M.
TYPE OF INCIDENT:
SUBMITTED BY: DFM J. Nelson
LOCATION / ADDRESS: 24494 Placid Harbor Way, Hollywood , St. Mary’s County DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE / PROPERTY: 41’ Seagoing House Boat OWNER / OCCUPANT(S): John Stagg INJURIES OR DEATHS: Owner received minor burns to the left hand and was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital by ambulance for treatment. ESTIMATED $ LOSS: $10,000 SMOKE ALARM STATUS: None FIRE ALARM / SPRINKLER STATUS: N/A ARREST(S) (IF APPLICABLE): N/A RESPONDING STATE FIRE MARSHAL(S):
DFM John Nelson
RESPONDING FIRE DEPARTMENT(S): Hollywood, Bay District and Solomon’s VFD’s # OF ALARMS: 1
# OF FIREFIGHTERS: 20
TIME TO CONTROL: 7 minutes
DISCOVERED BY: Occupant AREA OF ORIGIN: Interior of boat PRELIMINARY CAUSE: Accidental ASSISTING AGENCIES: ATF FBI MSP OTHER Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The fire was determined to be accidental from an electrical malfunction at a computer. The boat was destroyed and the occupant was displaced and is being helped by friends.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SFMO Southern Regional Office – 443-550-6820