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MARYLAND STATE FIRE MARSHAL Notice of Investigation DATE: 2/26/2013

TIME: 2:20 AM

TYPE OF INCIDENT:

FIRE

SUBMITTED BY: DFM Caryn McMahon EXPLOSIVE

OTHER:

LOCATION / ADDRESS: Waldorf Liquors - 2276 Crain Highway, Waldorf, Charles County DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE / PROPERTY: One story, brick commerical building OWNER / OCCUPANT(S): Somi Gaurang & Himanshu Patel, owners INJURIES OR DEATHS: None ESTIMATED $ LOSS: STRUCTURE: $ 40000.00

CONTENTS: $ 35000.00

SMOKE ALARM STATUS: None FIRE ALARM / SPRINKLER STATUS: None ARREST(S) (IF APPLICABLE): N/A RESPONDING STATE FIRE MARSHAL(S): DFM Caryn McMahon RESPONDING FIRE DEPARTMENT(S): Waldorf VFD, La Plata VFD, Brandywine VFD, Accokeek VFD, Clinton VFD, Allentown VFD # OF ALARMS: 1

# OF FIREFIGHTERS: 50

TIME TO CONTROL: 5 minutes

DISCOVERED BY: Charles County Sheriff's Office, on routine patrol AREA OF ORIGIN: Rear of the front sales counter PRELIMINARY CAUSE: Accidental, electrical in nature ASSISTING AGENCIES:

ATF

FBI

MSP

OTHER

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Surveillance security cameras alerted the monitoring security company of motion within the establishment. The Charles County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene and discovered the fire and then called for the fire department. The investigation revealed that the fire was caused from an electrical malfunction behind the sales counter. The fire and smoke caused extensive damage to the inside of the business and much of it's contents. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 443-550-6820

2013-02-26 Charles Building Fire Waldorf  
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