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Maryland State Fire Marshal

News Release Martin O’Malley Governor

William E. Barnard State Fire Marshal

Multiple Malicious Fires End With Arrest LEONARDTOWN, ST. MARY’S COUNTY (March 4, 2012) – Deputy State Fire Marshals have concluded an investigation into multiple fires occurring on the property of a convenience store with an arrest. Investigators determined that Eric D Grabis (33) intentionally ignited two fires on the property of the Fastop Convenience Store located at 23952Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown. One fire was set in a 55 gallon oil drum and the other involved a commercial dumpster. No injuries were reported. Grabis was taken into custody without incident and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center charged with Malicious Burning 2nd Degree.

### Media contact: K. Travers, Deputy State Fire Marshal; 410-241-1576 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.firemarshal.state.md.us and/or follow us on Facebook under “Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal”.

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2012-03-04 St Marys Arrest