NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

Date: 2-24-18

Time: 3:01 p.m.

Location / Address:  5225 Long View Beach Road, St. Leonard, Calvert County, Maryland

Type of Incident:  Fire

Description of Structure / Property:  2 Story Single Family Home

Owner / Occupants:  William & Valerie Slowick

Injuries or Deaths:  None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 20,000.00     Contents: $ 15,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status:  Present – Activated

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  None

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department:  St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms:    1     # Of Firefighters:   40

Time to Control:  15 minutes

Discovered By:  Owners

Area of Origin:   Kitchen

Preliminary Cause:   Accidental

Additional Information:   The fire was the result of the stove top being on and unattended, which ignited material sitting on the cook-top resulting in the kitchen fire.  Two adults and 1 dog were displaced as a result of the fire and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

Image courtesy of the Office of the State Fire Marshal