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State Fire Marshal issues report on Garrett County Fire

April 15th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland State Fire Marshals Office has released the following report on a fire that occurred Thursday in Garrett County. 

Date: April 14, 2016

Time: 11:09 a.m.

Location / Address:  103 Vindex Road, Kitzmiller, Garrett County

Type of Incident:  structure fire

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

Owner / Occupants:  Sherri Whetstone / Amy Frye

Injuries or Deaths:  none

Estimated $ Loss: Structure:  $15,000  Contents: $5,000

Smoke Alarm Status: not present

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  not sprinklered

Arrests(s):  none

Primary Responding Fire Department: Kitzmiller

# of Alarms:  1   # Of Firefighters:  20

Time to Control:  5 minutes

Discovered By: occupant

Area of Origin: interior bedroom 

Preliminary Cause: accidental – careless smoking

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