Gary Greenwood pleads guilty to arson fire of vacant store that injured firefighter. On July 1, 2011, Deputy State Fire Marshals and Special Agents with the ATF investigated a four alarm blaze at the Stop & Go Mini-Mart and gas station located at 521 & 523 South Main Street in Federalsburg. The blaze was called in at approximately 3:50 a.m. by a passerby. The fire heavily damaged two connected masonry structures.
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The investigation revealed that the victim was standing near a kitchen stove that was being used at the time. Her shirt came into contact with the hot stove and ignited. The resulting fire caused second and third degree burns to 30% of her body and was concentrated on her back. There was no other fire damage to the home upon investigation.
The reported fire brought 28 firefighters from the Salisbury Fire Department to the scene with the first unit arriving within 4 minutes of dispatch. Initial units made entry and discovered an adult male occupant deceased on the second floor. The deceased has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine positive identity and cause of death.
“Deputy Ernst exemplifies the overall desire and commitment our investigators and bomb technicians embrace to ensure the safety of all Maryland’s citizens”, stated Fire Marshal Geraci