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NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION
Time: 3:14 p.m.
Location / Address: 24484 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood, St. Mary’s County, Maryland
Type of Incident: Fire
Description of Structure / Property: 1 Story Brick Commercial Building
Owner / Occupants: Donald Insley
Injuries or Deaths: Injury – one male had non-life threatening burns to his hand
Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 200,000.00 Contents: $ 30,000.00
Smoke Alarm Status: None
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None
Primary Responding Fire Department: Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department
# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 50
Time to Control: 10 minutes
Discovered By: Passer-By
Area of Origin: Inside of the work bay area
Preliminary Cause: Accidental
Additional Information: While replacing the fuel sending unit in a gasoline tank, a spark ignited the gasoline fumes in the work bay causing the fire to the building. The employee sustained minor burns to his hands. He was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital where he was treated and released.
Images courtesy of the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page
Video courtesy of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Facebook Page