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: $ 125,000  Contents: $ 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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