Date: 1/7/2018

Time: 3:38 PM

Location / Address:  3210 Mona Farm Place, La Plata, Charles County

Type of Incident: House Fire

Description of Structure / Property: 3 Story Single Family Dwelling

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $25000   Contents: $15000

Smoke Alarm Status: None Present 

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

Arrests(s): N/A

Primary Responding Fire Department: Bel Alton VFD

# of Alarms: 1    # Of Firefighters: 45

Time to Control: 15 Minutes

Discovered By: Owner/Occupant

Area of Origin: Chimney

Preliminary Cause: Accidental, malfunction with chimney

Additional Information: The fire was determined to be accidental as the result of a malfunction with a chimney extending into the third floor. An occupant of the home was home at the time and discovered the fire.  Three adults were displaced as a result of the fire and are being assisted by family and friends. 

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