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Fire Marshal investigating intentional burning of vehicle in Lexington Park

BY: David M. Higgins II

Lexington Park, MD- On Sunday, January 12, 2020, at 7:20 am, the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to Old Hermanville Road for a reported vehcile fire.

Upon arrival the firefighters found a 2004 Grand Cherokee engulfed. The firefighters gained control and extinguished the fire in about 5 minutes. The Office of the State Fire Marshal was called onto the scene to investigate.

The Fire Marshal has released their preliminary report and determined the fire was the result of an unknown person(s) intentionally igniting the interior passenger compartment of the vehicle.  The vehicle was found abandoned on Old Hermanville Road in Lexington Park. 

There were no injuries reported with this and the damage is estimated at $4000.00.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6834.

David M. Higgins II

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