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Saturday Fire At Meritas Medical Center Yields $2700 In Damage

August 22nd, 2016 by WCBC Radio


Date: August 20, 2016

Time: 6:19 p.m.

Location / Address:  11116 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown, Washington County

Type of Incident:  fire

Description of Structure / Property:  hospital

Owner / Occupants:  Meritus Medical Center

Injuries or Deaths:  none

Estimated $ Loss: Structure:  $200   Contents: $2,500

Smoke Alarm Status: present and activated

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  fire alarm activated, fire was not large enough for sprinkler activation

Arrests(s):  none

Primary Responding Fire Department: Funkstown

# of Alarms: 1    # Of Firefighters:  25

Time to Control: controlled by staff with fire extinguishers prior to fire department arrival

Discovered By: employee

Area of Origin:  wall mounted battery charger for portable computers, 5th floor

Preliminary Cause: accidental 

Additional Information:  Damage was limited to battery, charging unit, and small area of wall area.


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