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Tag Archives: Office of the State Fire Marshal

Second child found dead in Cumberland duplex blaze

The fire originated in 402 where 2 adults and 4 children were sleeping. One child succumbed to injuries received at the scene and one child is being actively searched for at this time. The occupants of 404 escaped without injury.

Arsonist strikes again in heart of Waldorf; 2nd time in a week

Nearly 40 firefighters responded from Waldorf, LaPlata, Brandywine, Baden, Hughesville and Bryans Road Fire Departments and extinguished the fire located just inside the front door within 5 minutes. Smoke and heat created by the fire spread throughout the store and caused approximately $400,000 in damage to the contents. An additional $100,000 is damage is estimated to the structure at the front of the business. No injuries were reported during the incident.