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Maryland State Fire investigating possible arson in Westernport

August 1st, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Time:  12:59 a.m.

Location / Address:   11220 Queens Point Road, Westernport, Allegany County

Type of Incident: structure fire

Description of Structure / Property: abandoned two-story wood frame single-family dwelling

Owner / Occupants:  Sherman D. Wilt / Vacant

Injuries or Deaths:  none

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $20,000      Contents: $1,000

Smoke Alarm Status:    none

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  not required

Arrests(s):  none

Primary Responding Fire Department:   Potomac Volunteer Fire Co. 

# of Alarms:  1    # Of Firefighters:  49

Time to Control:   45 minutes

Discovered By:   neighbor

Area of Origin: rear exterior

Preliminary Cause:  arson

Additional Information: Anyone with information is requested to contact the State Fire Marshal's Office at 301-766-3888.

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