Broomes Island fire under investigation


Date:  8-1-18

Time:   6:00 a.m.

Location / Address:   4050 Songbird Lane, Broomes Island, Calvert County, Maryland

Type of Incident:  Fire

Description of Structure / Property:  1 Story Single Family Home

Owner / Occupants:  Dan Koppers

Injuries or Deaths:  None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 45,000     Contents: $

Smoke Alarm Status: Present – Unknown if activated

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  None

Arrests(s):  None

Primary Responding Fire Department:  St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms:   1     # Of Firefighters:  16

Time to Control:  40 minutes

Discovered By: Neighbor

Area of Origin:  Under Investigation

Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation

Additional Information: Neighbors saw fire coming from the house and called 9-1-1.  Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6832.

Image courtesy of The Office of the State Fire Marshal

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