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MARYLAND STATE FIRE MARSHAL Notice of Investigation DATE: 2/17/12

TIME: 6:40 P.M.

TYPE OF INCIDENT:

FIRE

SUBMITTED BY: DFM J. Nelson

EXPLOSIVE

OTHER:

LOCATION / ADDRESS: Cheltenham Youth Facility, 11001 Frank Tippet Road, Prince George’s County DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE / PROPERTY: Detention Facility OWNER / OCCUPANT(S): State of Maryland INJURIES OR DEATHS: None ESTIMATED $ LOSS: $ 800.00 SMOKE ALARM STATUS: Present FIRE ALARM / SPRINKLER STATUS: Present and activated ARREST(S) (IF APPLICABLE): A 15 year old male and a 16 year old male were charged with False Fire Alarm and Destruction of Property RESPONDING STATE FIRE MARSHAL(S):

DFM John Nelson

RESPONDING FIRE DEPARTMENT(S): Brandywine VFD # OF ALARMS: 1

# OF FIREFIGHTERS: 4

TIME TO CONTROL: N/A

DISCOVERED BY: Staff AREA OF ORIGIN: Detention Cell PRELIMINARY CAUSE: Intentional ASSISTING AGENCIES:

ATF

FBI

MSP

OTHER

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The two juveniles broke a sprinkler head in their cell at the detention facility. The broken sprinkler heads caused water to flow and the alarm system to be activated. Both juveniles remain in detention at the Cheltenham Youth Facility on other charges. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SFMO Southern Regional Office – 443-550-6820


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