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UPDATE: Bloomington House Fire ruled accidental

January 4th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County Fire Companies are assisting with a working house fire on Maryland Highway in Garrett Co. The state fire marshal has issued its findings:
Location / Address: 18272 Maryland Highway, Swanton, Garrett County
Type of Incident: Fire
Description of Structure / Property: Single story wood frame rancher with attached two-car garage
Owner / Occupants: Douglas Davis
Injuries or Deaths: None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 145,000 Contents: $ 75,000
Smoke Alarm Status: Present – did not activate
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: Not required
Arrests(s): N/A
Primary Responding Fire Department: Bloomington
# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 50
Time to Control: 20 minutes
Discovered By: Passerby
Area of Origin: Garage interior
Preliminary Cause: Accidental – electrical
Additional Information: Occupant was displaced and is being assisted by family members.

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