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Fire Marshal Blames Hancock Blaze On Smoking Materials

November 23rd, 2016 by WCBC Radio

NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

Date: 11/23/16

Time: 12:00 P.M.

Location / Address: 263 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Hancock,  Washington County  

Type of Incident: Fire 

Description of Structure / Property: One-story business

Owner / Occupants: Wheeler's Optical 

Injuries or Deaths: N/A 

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 5,000  Contents: $

Smoke Alarm Status: Present 

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: Not required

Arrests(s): N/A

Primary Responding Fire Department: Hancock

# of Alarms: 1   # Of Firefighters: 5

Time to Control: 5 minutes

Discovered By: Passerby

Area of Origin: Exterior

Preliminary Cause: Accidental - Improperly discarded smoking material 

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