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Fire Marshal Issues Washington County Report

May 9th, 2016 by WCBC Radio


Date: May 6, 2016

Time: 10:28 pm 

Location / Address: 425 Bethlehem Court, Funkstown, Washington County  

Type of Incident:  fire

Description of Structure / Property:  townhouse

Owner / Occupants: Nicholas Pittas / Linda Minnich

Injuries or Deaths: none  

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

Smoke Alarm Status:present – did not activate

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: not required  

Arrests(s): none 

Primary Responding Fire Department: Funkstown

# of Alarms: 1     # Of Firefighters: 35 

Time to Control:  15 minutes 

Discovered By: occupant 

Area of Origin: living room 

Preliminary Cause: accidental – electrical

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


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