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MARYLAND STATE FIRE MARSHAL Notice of Investigation DATE: 10/15/10

TIME: 11:01 P.M.

TYPE OF INCIDENT:

FIRE

SUBMITTED BY: DFM J. Nelson

EXPLOSIVE

OTHER:

LOCATION / ADDRESS: 10850 Hopewell Place, La Plata, Charles County DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE / PROPERTY: Single story wood framed home OWNER / OCCUPANT(S): Owner - Gloria Barns INJURIES OR DEATHS: None ESTIMATED $ LOSS: $ 125,000 SMOKE ALARM STATUS: Unknown FIRE ALARM / SPRINKLER STATUS: N/A ARREST(S) (IF APPLICABLE): N/A RESPONDING STATE FIRE MARSHAL(S):

Deputy Fire Marshal John Nelson

RESPONDING FIRE DEPARTMENT(S): La Plata, Waldorf, Bel Alton, Hughesville, and Bryans Road # OF ALARMS: 1

# OF FIREFIGHTERS: 30

TIME TO CONTROL: 20 min.

DISCOVERED BY: Occupant AREA OF ORIGIN: Bedroom PRELIMINARY CAUSE: Accidental ASSISTING AGENCIES:

ATF

FBI

MSP

OTHER

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The fire was determined to be accidental from a kerosene heater being placed too close to combustible materials. The house was completely destroyed and the family is being assisted by the American Red Cross. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SFMO Southern Regional Office – 443-550-6820


2010-10-15 Charles - House Fire - Accidental - La Plata