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MARYLAND STATE FIRE MARSHAL

Notice of Investigation
DATE: 12/6/11 TYPE OF INCIDENT: TIME: 8:30 P.M. FIRE SUBMITTED BY: DFM J. Nelson OTHER:

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LOCATION / ADDRESS: 24494 Placid Harbor Way, Hollywood , St. Marys County DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE / PROPERTY: 41 Seagoing House Boat OWNER / OCCUPANT(S): John Stagg INJURIES OR DEATHS: Owner received minor burns to the left hand and was transported to St. Marys Hospital by ambulance for treatment. ESTIMATED $ LOSS: $10,000 SMOKE ALARM STATUS: None FIRE ALARM / SPRINKLER STATUS: N/A ARREST(S) (IF APPLICABLE): N/A RESPONDING STATE FIRE MARSHAL(S): DFM John Nelson

RESPONDING FIRE DEPARTMENT(S): Hollywood, Bay District and Solomons VFDs # OF ALARMS: 1 # OF FIREFIGHTERS: 20 TIME TO CONTROL: 7 minutes

DISCOVERED BY: Occupant AREA OF ORIGIN: Interior of boat PRELIMINARY CAUSE: Accidental ASSISTING AGENCIES: ATF FBI MSP OTHER Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The fire was determined to be accidental from an electrical malfunction at a computer. The boat was destroyed and the occupant was displaced and is being helped by friends.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SFMO Southern Regional Office 443-550-6820