Fire Marshal investigating intentional car fire


Date:  8-3-18

Time: 9:21 p.m.

Location / Address:  4770 Crain Highway, White Plains, Charles County, Maryland

Type of Incident: Fire

Description of Structure / Property:  Chrysler Passenger Vehicle

Owner / Occupants: Unknown

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ Undetermined at this time.   Contents: $

Smoke Alarm Status: N/A

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  N/A

Arrests(s):  None

Primary Responding Fire Department:  La Plata Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms:  1    # Of Firefighters:  6

Time to Control:  10 minutes

Discovered By: Passer-By

Area of Origin:  Interior of Vehicle

Preliminary Cause:  Incendiary

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Additional Information:   The vehicle was driven to a secluded area of a lumber yard and intentionally ignited.  The investigation continues to identify the vehicle’s make, model and owner.  Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6831.

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