Time: 6:15 a.m.
Location / Address: 9875 Adams Willett Rd., Nanjemoy, Charles County, Maryland
Type of Incident: Fire
Description of Structure / Property: Two detached 60 x 40 Metal Framed Garage/Workshops
Owner / Occupants: Mark and Heather McKeown
Injuries or Deaths: None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 200,000.00 Contents: $ 1,000,000.00
Smoke Alarm Status: None
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None
Primary Responding Fire Department: Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department
# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 32
Time to Control: 1 Hour
Discovered By: Homeowner
Area of Origin: Interior Office area
Preliminary Cause: Accidental – Electrical Event
Additional Information: Shortly after 6:00 a.m., the homeowners heard what sounded like a gunshot. After investigating, they saw flames coming from the garage. The cause of the fire was an electrical malfunction in the refrigerator. No one was displaced as the garages were away from the residence.