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MARYLAND STATE FIRE MARSHAL Notice of Investigation DATE: 8/23/13

TIME: 8:45 A.M.

TYPE OF INCIDENT:

FIRE

SUBMITTED BY: DFM J. Nelson

EXPLOSIVE

OTHER:

LOCATION / ADDRESS: 16 B Raymond Avenue, Indian Head, Charles County DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE / PROPERTY: Two story wood framed apartment building. OWNER / OCCUPANT(S): Owner: Leonard Brown INJURIES OR DEATHS: None ESTIMATED $ LOSS: $ 30,000 SMOKE ALARM STATUS: Present FIRE ALARM / SPRINKLER STATUS: N/A ARREST(S) (IF APPLICABLE): N/A RESPONDING STATE FIRE MARSHAL(S):

DFM John Nelson

RESPONDING FIRE DEPARTMENT(S): Potomac Heights VFD, Naval District Washington – Indian Head, Indian Head VFD, La Plata VFD and Bryans Road VFD # OF ALARMS: 1

# OF FIREFIGHTERS: 30

TIME TO CONTROL: 3 minutes

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 unattended incense burning in the living room. The fire was confined to the room of origin. The occupant of the affected apartment was displaced and is being assisted by the American Red Cross. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SFMO Southern Regional Office – 443-550-6820

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