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Early morning house fire ruled accidental

January 2nd, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Date: January 2, 2018

Time: 4:16 a.m.

Location / Address:  14517 Michael Road, Cumberland, Allegany County

Type of Incident: house fire

Description of Structure / Property: single-family residence

Owner / Occupants:  David W. Crowe

Injuries or Deaths: none

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $25,000   Contents: $12,500

Smoke Alarm Status:  none present

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: not required

Arrests(s): none

Primary Responding Fire Department:  Baltimore Pike

# of Alarms: 1   # Of Firefighters: 15

Time to Control: 5 minutes

Discovered By:  Owner

Area of Origin:  basement storage room

Preliminary Cause: accidental – space heater near combustibles

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

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