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Maryland State Fire Marshal

News Release

Martin O’Malley Governor

William E. Barnard State Fire Marshal

FIRE INVESTIGATORS SEEK COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE CHARLES COUNTY, MD (December 17, 2012) – Deputy State Fire Marshals are seeking help from the public to assist with locating information concerning multiple fires in the community of Indian Head. A fire involving a vacant home occurred on December 11th, an abandoned vehicle fire occurred on December 14th and self extinguished, the same vehicle was set on fire again on December 15th and received extensive damage and an abandoned vacant house trailer was ignited on December 16th. Date


Approx. Time



7:00 p.m.

3620 Strauss Avenue Indian Head, MD



4:00 p.m.

4700 block of Strauss Avenue Indian Head, MD



4:00 p.m.

4700 block of Strauss Avenue Indian Head, MD



6:00 p.m.

4710 Strauss Avenue Indian Head, MD


All four of these fires were determined to be intentionally set with the use of ignitable liquids. Investigators are working to identify those responsible before someone is seriously injured. The Office of the State Fire Marshal requests those living in the community and anyone passing through, to contact our office with any information about these incidents. Please contact the Southern Regional Office of the State Fire Marshal at 443-550-6820 or the Arson Hotline at 1-800-492-7529. The Office of the State Fire Marshal reminds citizens to be vigilant in reporting suspicious activity promptly to authorities. ### Media contact: Bruce D. Bouch, Deputy State Fire Marshal; 443-324-6876 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: and/or

1201 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208

2012-12-17 Charles Multiple Fires Community Assistance Strauss Ave  
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