Date:  11-30-17

Time:  8:22 p.m.

Location / Address:  1807 Ann Marie Circle, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

Type of Incident:  Fire

Description of Structure / Property:  2 Story, Split-Foyer, Single Family Dwelling

Owner / Occupants:  Debra & Claude Richardson

Injuries or Deaths:  None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 40,000.00     Contents: $

Smoke Alarm Status: Present – Activated

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  N/A

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department:  Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms:   1     # Of Firefighters:  20

Time to Control:  10 minutes

Discovered By:  Neighbor

Area of Origin:  Exterior of Home – Back Porch

Preliminary Cause:  Accidental

Additional Information:  Discarded smoking materials were placed in a plastic bag in a wheel barrel on the back porch.  A neighbor saw the fire and called 911.   The majority of the damage was to the exterior of the home.  There were no injuries as a result of this incident.

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