NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION
Time: 4:56 p.m.
Location / Address: 2480 Smith Point Road, Nanjemoy, Charles County, Maryland
Type of Incident: Fire
Description of Structure / Property: 2 Story Single Family Home
Owner / Occupants: Brian and Tammy Moreland
Injuries or Deaths: None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 20,000.00 Contents: $ 20,000.00
Smoke Alarm Status: Present – Activated
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None
Primary Responding Fire Department: Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department
# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 30
Time to Control: 0 – Fire was extinguished prior to Fire Department arrival.
Discovered By: Homeowners
Area of Origin: Kitchen
Preliminary Cause: Accidental
Additional Information: The fire was the result of a malfunction involving the coffee maker once the power was restored. The homeowners were alerted to the fire by an in-home video security system, prompting them to call 9-1-1. The fire self-extinguished prior to the arrival of the fire department. Two adults and their children were displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.
Image courtesy of the Office of the State Fire Marshal