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Bloomington FIre Does $60,000 in Damage

October 7th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

MARYLAND FIRE MARSHAL

NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

Date:  October 5, 2019

Time:  5:02 p.m.

Location / Address:   122 Patterson Avenue, Bloomington, Garrett County

Type of Incident:  structure fire

Description of Structure / Property: one-story single-family ranch style dwelling with attached two bay garage

Owner / Occupants:  Greer Gutshell

Injuries or Deaths:  none

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $50,000             Contents: $10,000

Smoke Alarm Status:  Present and activated

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: not required

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department: Bloomington Volunteer Fire Dept.

# of Alarms: 1     # Of Firefighters: 40

Time to Control: 15 minutes

Discovered By:    occupant

Area of Origin: masonry chimney area in attic

Preliminary Cause: accidental – flue fire

Additional Information:   Occupants were displaced and are being assisted by neighbors.

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