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MARYLAND STATE FIRE MARSHAL Notice of Investigation DATE: 2/21/2014

TIME: 9:27 AM

TYPE OF INCIDENT:

FIRE

SUBMITTED BY: DSFM J. Ray #8608 EXPLOSIVE

OTHER:

LOCATION / ADDRESS: "High Road School of Southern MD", 95 Catalpa Drive, La Plata, Charles County DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE / PROPERTY: 2 story, concrete and steel framed, commerical building OWNER / OCCUPANT(S): Specialized Education Incorporated INJURIES OR DEATHS: None ESTIMATED $ LOSS: STRUCTURE: $ 100.00

CONTENTS: $ 0.00

SMOKE ALARM STATUS: Present but did not activate FIRE ALARM / SPRINKLER STATUS: Present but did not activate ARREST(S) (IF APPLICABLE): None RESPONDING STATE FIRE MARSHAL(S): DSFM J. Ray #8608 RESPONDING FIRE DEPARTMENT(S): None # OF ALARMS: 0

# OF FIREFIGHTERS: 0

TIME TO CONTROL: N/A

DISCOVERED BY: Occupants AREA OF ORIGIN: Interior of classroom PRELIMINARY CAUSE: Incendiary ASSISTING AGENCIES:

ATF

FBI

MSP

OTHER

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The fire occurred within the corner of an occupied classroom inside the school. The fire was discovered by the occupants of the classroom and was quickly extinguished by staff using a fire extinguisher located within the school. There was no activation of the fire alarm system or sprinkler system due to the early stages in which the fire was discovered and then quickly extinguished by staff. The investigation is continuing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of the State Fire Marshal 443-550-6820


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