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Fire Marshal Investigates Washington County Blaze

June 13th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

MARYLAND FIRE MARSHAL 

NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

Date: June 11, 2016

Time: 12:45 pm

Location / Address:  20610 Emerald Drive, Hagerstown, Washington County 

Type of Incident: structure fire  

Description of Structure / Property:  detached residential garage, block construction

Owner / Occupants:  Timothy Krolow

Injuries or Deaths:  none

Estimated $ Loss: Structure:  $1,500   Contents: $0

Smoke Alarm Status: n/a

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  n/a

Arrests(s):  none

Primary Responding Fire Department:   Smithsburg

# of Alarms: 1    # Of Firefighters:  17

Time to Control: 10 minutes

Discovered By: passerby

Area of Origin:  exterior of garage

Preliminary Cause: accidental – spontaneous combustion of grass clippings

Additional Information: damage was sustained to gutter and plywood attic area.


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