MARYLAND STATE FIRE MARSHAL Notice of Investigation DATE: 4/9/2012
TIME: 12:40 PM
TYPE OF INCIDENT:
SUBMITTED BY: DFM Caryn McMahon EXPLOSIVE
LOCATION / ADDRESS: 102 Charleston Court, La Plata, Charles County DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE / PROPERTY: Three story, wood frame Condominium fire OWNER / OCCUPANT(S): Gilbert Bowling, owner INJURIES OR DEATHS: None ESTIMATED $ LOSS: STRUCTURE: $ 150000.00
CONTENTS: $ 30000.00
SMOKE ALARM STATUS: Present and activated properly FIRE ALARM / SPRINKLER STATUS: N/A ARREST(S) (IF APPLICABLE): N/A RESPONDING STATE FIRE MARSHAL(S): DFM Caryn McMahon RESPONDING FIRE DEPARTMENT(S): La Plata VFD, Waldorf VFD, Bel Alton VFD, Marbury VFD, Bryans Road VFD, Hughesville VFD, Accokeek FD, Clinton FD, and NDW - Indian Head Fire Dept. # OF ALARMS: 2
# OF FIREFIGHTERS: 60
TIME TO CONTROL: 20 min.
DISCOVERED BY: Neighbor AREA OF ORIGIN: Exterior, Rear Deck of Upper Condominium PRELIMINARY CAUSE: Accidental ASSISTING AGENCIES:
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A neighbor was alerted to the exterior fire when she started to smell an odor of smoke outside. The neighbor alerted the occupant and they safely evacuated. It was determined that the fire originated on the deck to the rear of the upper level condo at 102 Charleston Court from a carelessly discarded smoking item. Occupants of condo units 101, 102 and 103 Charleston Court have been displaced at this time, and are being assisted by friends and family. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 443-550-6832
INJURIES OR DEATHS: None FIRE ALARM / SPRINKLER STATUS: N/A DISCOVERED BY: Neighbor DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE / PROPERTY: Three story, wood f...