News Release, Office of the State Fire Marshal

 CALVERT COUNTY, MD  (February 12, 2019)  – Deputy State Fire Marshals have concluded an origin & cause investigation with the arrest of one adult female. The fire, which occurred at 281 Sun Park Lane, Huntingtown, Calvert County, Maryland, was discovered the morning of February 9, 2019, while a breaking and entering investigation was being conducted by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office.

 The fire had extinguished itself prior to the arrival of the Sheriff’s Deputies and caused an estimated $1000.00 in damage to the residence owned by James and Mary Wilkinson.

The fire scene investigation determined that the fire originated on the exterior of the home in a trash container which then extended to the residence.  Deputy State Fire Marshals determined that 35 year old Brandi Lynn Kelley of 320 Llewelyn Lane, Huntingtown, was responsible for causing the fire.  The investigation revealed that ordinary combustibles in the trash can were use to ignite the fire.

File Photo from November 2018

Kelley has been charged with Arson 1stDegree, Arson 2nd Degree,Malicious Burning 2nd Degree, Arson – Trash Container and Trespassing on Private Property. Kelley was served an arrest warrantat the Calvert County Detention Centerwhere sheis currently incarcerated on other charge

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