Date: July 3, 2018

Time:4:50 p.m

Location / Address: 39261 Decoy Way, Mechanicsville, St. Mary’s County

Type of Incident:House Fire

Description of Structure / Property:Split Level single family dwelling

Owner / Occupants: Garry and Betty Dixon

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 125,000Contents:$ 50,000

Smoke Alarm Status:Present and activated

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department: Mechanicsville

# of Alarms: One # Of Firefighters:50

Time to Control: 25 min

Discovered By:Neighbor

Area of Origin: Exterior Deck

Preliminary Cause: Improperly discarded smoking materials

Additional Information: Family has been displaced and are being assisted by other family members.

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