Date: 7/30/2018

Time: 10:13 p.m.

Location / Address:  6150 Nubian Place, Hughesville, Charles County

Type of Incident: House Fire

Description of Structure / Property: One story single family home with attached covered carport

Owner / Occupants: Joseph Thomas

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 85,000   Contents: $ 25,000

Smoke Alarm Status: Present and activated

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

Arrests(s): N/A

Primary Responding Fire Department: Hughesville VFD

# of Alarms:  1  # Of Firefighters: 59

Time to Control: 25 Minutes

Discovered By: Owner

Area of Origin: Covered carport

Preliminary Cause: Accidental

Additional Information: The homeowner was in his living room when he smelled smoke and went to investigate. Upon looking out of his kitchen door leading to the carport, he encountered flames and smoke. The homeowner was able to escape safely and is being assisted by the American Red Cross

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