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Maryland State Fire Marshal

News Release

Martin O’Malley Governor

William E. Barnard State Fire Marshal

TWO ALARM FIRE DESTROYS SAW MILL CHARLES COUNTY, MD (June 6, 2013) – Deputy State Fire Marshals investigated the cause of a two alarm fire at the Goad Saw Mill located at 5957 Brandywine Road in Hughesville, Maryland. The 1:12 p.m. accidental blaze originated near the electric motor attached to the saw. Employees operating the equipment at the time of the incident observed a large flame come from the motor and quickly shut down the operation and attempted to extinguish the flames. The fire quickly grew out of control and staff evacuated the area. Over 100 firefighters responded from Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Prince Georges Counties and gained control of the blaze within approximately two hours. The saw mill and three trailers located on the property were heavily damaged as result of the blaze. Damage estimates are in excess of one million dollars. No injuries were reported during the incident.

### 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

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