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MARYLAND STATE FIRE MARSHAL Notice of Investigation DATE: 1/13/2014

TIME: 11:53 AM

TYPE OF INCIDENT:

FIRE

SUBMITTED BY: DSFM J. Ray #8608 EXPLOSIVE

OTHER: Burn Injury

LOCATION / ADDRESS: 26498 Yowaiski Mill Road, Mechanicsville, St. Mary's County DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE / PROPERTY: Brush in a burn pile OWNER / OCCUPANT(S): Ralph Ross INJURIES OR DEATHS: 1 & 2nd Degree Burns to hands, forearms, and right knee ESTIMATED $ LOSS: STRUCTURE: $ 0.00

CONTENTS: $ 0.00

SMOKE ALARM STATUS: N/A FIRE ALARM / SPRINKLER STATUS: N/A ARREST(S) (IF APPLICABLE): None RESPONDING STATE FIRE MARSHAL(S): DSFM J. Ray #8608 RESPONDING FIRE DEPARTMENT(S): Mechanicsville Volunteer Resque Squad # OF ALARMS: 1

# OF FIREFIGHTERS: 4

TIME TO CONTROL: N/A

DISCOVERED BY: Occupant AREA OF ORIGIN: Burn pile PRELIMINARY CAUSE: Accidental Burn Injury ASSISTING AGENCIES:

ATF

FBI

MSP

OTHER

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Mechanicsville Volunteer Resque Squad responded to a report of a burn injury. There they found a 75 year old male who had accidentally fallen into a fire pit while burning brush/yard debris. The subject was flown by Maryland State Police Trooper 7 to MedStar, Washington Hospital Burn Center, where he is being treated for his injuries to his hands, arms, and knee. The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department assisted in setting up a landing zone. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of the State Fire Marshal 443-550-6820


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