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Fire Marshal Blames Frostburg Blaze On Smoking

April 12th, 2016 by WCBC Radio


Date: 4/11/16

Time: 6:11 P.M.

Location / Address: 103 Washington Street, City of Frostburg, Allegany County

Type of Incident:Fire  

Description of Structure / Property: Two-story wood framed single family dwelling 

Owner / Occupants: Robert Webb/Mark Hawkins 

Injuries or Deaths: None 

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: 2,000    Contents: 500

Smoke Alarm Status: Present not activated

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: Not required 

Arrests(s): N/A 

Primary Responding Fire Department: Frostburg

# of Alarms:1     # Of Firefighters:12  

Time to Control:extinguished prior to arrival 

Discovered By: Neighbor

Area of Origin: Exterior  

Preliminary Cause: Accidental – Improperly discarded smoking material

Additional Information:Upon discovery neighbor and tenant used a garden hose to extinguish the fire prior to the fire department arriving. 

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