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Maryland State Fire Marshal

News Release

Martin O’Malley Governor

Brian S. Geraci State Fire Marshal

WALDORF YOUTHS CHARGED WITH ARSON AT P. D. BROWN LIBRARY CHARLES COUNTY, MD (October 31, 2013) – Deputy State Fire Marshals charged three juveniles with arson related charges after an investigation revealed two 13 year-old females and one 14 year-old male were responsible for igniting combustible items inside a bathroom at the P.D. Brown Memorial Branch Public Library at 50 Village Street in Waldorf. The fire occurred on October 26, 2013 at approximately 2:20 p.m. and resulted in an estimated $1,500 in damage. All three youths were charged with Arson 1st Degree, Malicious Burning 2nd Degree and Malicious Destruction of Property. They were released to the custody of their respective guardians pending the Charles County Department of Juvenile Services actions.

### 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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