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MARYLAND STATE FIRE MARSHAL Notice of Investigation DATE: 12/20/2013

TIME: 10:36 AM

TYPE OF INCIDENT:

FIRE

SUBMITTED BY: DSFM John Ray EXPLOSIVE

OTHER:

LOCATION / ADDRESS: Kingdom City Word & Worship Center; 11100 Billingsley Rd, Waldorf, Charles County DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE / PROPERTY: 1 Story, wood frame, dormitory OWNER / OCCUPANT(S): Changing Point Inc INJURIES OR DEATHS: None ESTIMATED $ LOSS: STRUCTURE: $ 2500.00

CONTENTS: $ 500.00

SMOKE ALARM STATUS: Present in room of origin but the battery had been removed FIRE ALARM / SPRINKLER STATUS: Fire Alarm Activated/Sprinkler System did not ARREST(S) (IF APPLICABLE): N/A RESPONDING STATE FIRE MARSHAL(S): DSFM John Ray #8608 RESPONDING FIRE DEPARTMENT(S): Waldorf VFD, La Plata VFD, Tenth District VFD, Bryans Road VFD # OF ALARMS: 1

# OF FIREFIGHTERS: 40

TIME TO CONTROL: < 5 minutes

DISCOVERED BY: Occupants AREA OF ORIGIN: Interior of dorm room #7 of the men's shelter PRELIMINARY CAUSE: Accidental fire due to an unattended portable electric heater ASSISTING AGENCIES:

ATF

FBI

MSP

OTHER

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Multiple occupants living in the men's shelter observed smoke coming from the air ducts in the office of the dormitory. Fire fighters arrived and discovered a small fire burning within a dorm room. The cause of the fire was determined to be the result of an unattended portable electric heater. Fire and Life Safety code violations where observed during the investiagtion and the building was subsequently placed on a 24/7 fire watch until the violations are corrected. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of the State Fire Marshal 443-550-6820


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