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MARYLAND STATE FIRE MARSHAL Notice of Investigation DATE: 12/10/12

TIME: 8:53 P.M.

TYPE OF INCIDENT:

FIRE

SUBMITTED BY: DFM J. Nelson

EXPLOSIVE

OTHER:

LOCATION / ADDRESS: 4620 Strauss Avenue, Indian Head, Charles County DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE / PROPERTY: Two story wood framed vacant house OWNER / OCCUPANT(S): Unknown INJURIES OR DEATHS: None ESTIMATED $ LOSS: $ 150,000 SMOKE ALARM STATUS: None FIRE ALARM / SPRINKLER STATUS: N/A ARREST(S) (IF APPLICABLE): None RESPONDING STATE FIRE MARSHAL(S):

DFM John Nelson

RESPONDING FIRE DEPARTMENT(S): Bryans Road, Potomac Heights, Accokeek, Waldorf, Marbury, and La Plata Volunteer Fire Departments # OF ALARMS: 1

# OF FIREFIGHTERS: 45

TIME TO CONTROL: 20 min.

DISCOVERED BY: Passing Motorist AREA OF ORIGIN: Front Porch PRELIMINARY CAUSE: Incendiary ASSISTING AGENCIES:

ATF

FBI

MSP

OTHER

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: It was determined that suspect(s) ignited combustible materials on the front porch of the vacant structure. Anyone with any information in reference to this fire is urged to contact the Maryland State Fire Marshals Office at 443-550-6833. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SFMO Southern Regional Office – 443-550-6820


2012-12-10 Charles House Fire Indian Head