NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

Date: 3/2/18

Time: 6:02 p.m.

Location / Address:  45961 Clarks Road, California, St. Mary’s County, Maryland

Type of Incident: Fire

Description of Structure / Property:  1 Story Single Family Home

Owner / Occupants: Virginia Green

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 60,000.00      Contents: $10,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status:  Present / Activated

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department:  Bay District Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms:  1        # Of Firefighters:  20

Time to Control:  5 minutes

Discovered By:  Neighbor

Area of Origin:   Kitchen

Preliminary Cause:   Accidental – Electrical event in the area of the microwave

Additional Information:  The homeowner was not home at the time of the fire.  Power in the area had just recently been restored.  Two family pets perished in the fire and two others are unaccounted for.  The occupants of the home have been displaced as a result of the fire and are being assisted by family and friends.