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MARYLAND STATE FIRE MARSHAL Notice of Investigation DATE: 3/21/13

TIME: 12:19 P.M.

TYPE OF INCIDENT:

FIRE

SUBMITTED BY: DFM J. Nelson

EXPLOSIVE

OTHER:

LOCATION / ADDRESS: 2165 Chaneyville Road, Owings, Calvert County DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE / PROPERTY: Two story wood framed house OWNER / OCCUPANT(S): Laura Alderman INJURIES OR DEATHS: None ESTIMATED $ LOSS: $ 175,000 SMOKE ALARM STATUS: Present and operating FIRE ALARM / SPRINKLER STATUS: N/A ARREST(S) (IF APPLICABLE): N/A RESPONDING STATE FIRE MARSHAL(S):

DFM John Nelson

RESPONDING FIRE DEPARTMENT(S): Numerous Units from Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s, Anne Arundel, and Prince George’s County Fire Departments. # OF ALARMS: 2

# OF FIREFIGHTERS: 60

TIME TO CONTROL: 2 hours

DISCOVERED BY: Occupant AREA OF ORIGIN: Living Room PRELIMINARY CAUSE: Accidental ASSISTING AGENCIES:

ATF

FBI

MSP

OTHER

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The fire was determined to be accidental from fire spreading into the walls from a wood stove. The balloon frame construction of the house caused the fire to spread throughout the house making it difficult for the fire department to extinguish. The house was completely destroyed and the family was displaced and being assisted by other family members. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SFMO Southern Regional Office – 443-550-6820


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