MARYLAND STATE FIRE MARSHAL Notice of Investigation DATE: 4/11/12
TIME: 9:44 P.M.
TYPE OF INCIDENT:
SUBMITTED BY: DFM J. Nelson
LOCATION / ADDRESS: 2196 Westwood Drive, Waldorf, Charles County DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE / PROPERTY: Single story wood framed house fire OWNER / OCCUPANT(S): Occupant: Michael McDaniel INJURIES OR DEATHS: The occupant Michael McDaniel was transported to Civista Medical Center for smoke inhalation and was later transferred to Washington Hospital Center where he is recovering from non-life threatening injuries ESTIMATED $ LOSS: $ 150,000 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 John Nelson
RESPONDING FIRE DEPARTMENT(S): Waldorf, La Plata, Bryans Road, Accokeek and Brandywine VFD’s # OF ALARMS: 1
# OF FIREFIGHTERS: 35
TIME TO CONTROL: 15 min.
DISCOVERED BY: Occupant AREA OF ORIGIN: Kitchen / Dining room area PRELIMINARY CAUSE: Under Investigation ASSISTING AGENCIES:
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The occupant was alerted to the fire by the smoke alarms. He exited the house and then returned to rescue the pets. Once out, Fire Departments arrived and began fighting the fire and quickly treated and transported the victim for burns and smoke inhalation. The house is uninhabitable as a result of the fire. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SFMO Southern Regional Office – 443-550-6820