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


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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