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MARYLAND STATE FIRE MARSHAL Notice of Investigation DATE: 2/28/2014

TIME: 2:50 AM

TYPE OF INCIDENT:

FIRE

SUBMITTED BY: DFM J Nelson EXPLOSIVE

OTHER:

LOCATION / ADDRESS: 12616 Indian Lane, Waldorf, Charles County, MD DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE / PROPERTY: 2 story wood-frame house OWNER / OCCUPANT(S): Donald & Linda Heimpel INJURIES OR DEATHS: 1 Fire Fighter sustained a twisted knee - was treated & released on scene ESTIMATED $ LOSS: STRUCTURE: $ 150000.00

CONTENTS: $ 50000.00

SMOKE ALARM STATUS: present - unknown if activated FIRE ALARM / SPRINKLER STATUS: none ARREST(S) (IF APPLICABLE): n/a RESPONDING STATE FIRE MARSHAL(S): DFM J Nelson RESPONDING FIRE DEPARTMENT(S): Waldorf, La Plata, Hughesville, Brandywine, Clinton, Baden # OF ALARMS: 1

# OF FIREFIGHTERS: 35

TIME TO CONTROL: 15 min

DISCOVERED BY: Occupant AREA OF ORIGIN: Front exterior flower bed PRELIMINARY CAUSE: Accidental ASSISTING AGENCIES:

ATF

FBI

MSP

OTHER

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Accidental as a result of a cigarette being discarded in the flower bed. The family has been displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 443-550-6820


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