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Fire Marshal Says Little Orleans Blaze Did $75,000 Damage

August 5th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

Date:  August 2, 2019

Time:   1:27 p.m.

Location / Address:   11812 Price Road NE,Little Orleans,  Allegany County

Type of Incident: structure fire

Description of Structure / Property:  residential detached garage

Owner / Occupants:   Robert Turner

Injuries or Deaths:  none

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 35,000      Contents: $ 40,000

Smoke Alarm Status:   none present

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  not required

Arrests(s): none

Primary Responding Fire Department:  Orleans Volunteer Fire Dept.

# of Alarms:  1    # Of Firefighters:  18

Time to Control:   30 minutes

Discovered By:  passerby

Area of Origin:   exterior

Preliminary Cause:  accidental – lightning strike

Additional Information:   Residence received exterior damage from the fire but is still habitable.

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