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NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

Date:3/21/18

Time:6:37 p.m.

Location / Address: 2212 Elgin Court, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

Type of Incident: Fire

Description of Structure / Property: 2 Story Single Family Home

Owner / Occupants: Stephen & Jennifer Hardeman

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 200,000.00 Contents:$ 3,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status: Present Did not activate

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

Arrests(s):None

Primary Responding Fire Department: Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms:1 # Of Firefighters: 30

Time to Control: 20 minutes

Discovered By: Occupants of the home

Area of Origin:Exterior – Fire Pit in rear of home

Preliminary Cause: Accidental

Additional Information: Embers from an outdoor fire pit ignited combustibles under the house. The family was displaced as a result of the fire, and are being assisted by friends.

Photo courtesy of the Office of the State Fire Marshal via the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department