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Fire Marshal Determines Vehicle fire was accidental

August 5th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Date: August 5, 2022

Time: 11:04 am

Location / Address:  3048 Walnut Bottom Rd, Swanton, Garrett County MD

Type of Incident: Vehicle Fire

Description of Structure / Property: Silver 2004 Ford Ranger, 2 door pickup truck        

Owners: George Tichinel      

Injuries or Deaths: N/A       

Estimated $ Loss:  $5,000

Smoke Alarm Status: N/A        

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A 

Arrests(s): N/A 

Primary Responding Fire Department: Bloomington Volunteer Fire Company     

# of Alarms:  1  # Of Firefighters: 8

Time to Control: 5 minutes 

Discovered By: Owner         

Area of Origin: Engine compartment                  

Preliminary Cause: Accidental. Mechanical malfunction with the fuel injector       

Additional Information: The owner was working on the vehicle when the fire occurred and was not injured.