Fire mar­shal in­ves­ti­gates two sep­a­rate fires

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The fol­low­ing items were com­piled from re­ports from the Mary­land Of­fice of the State Fire Mar­shal.

Light­ning strike causes apart­ment build­ing fire

The roof of a four-story apart­ment build­ing in La Plata was struck by light­ning, caus­ing a fire in the early hours of Mon­day. None of the oc­cu­pants were in­jured in the blaze, but oc­cu­pants of three apart­ment units were dis­placed due to the dam­age.

Around 1:33 a.m. on April 2, the La Plata vol­un­teer fire depart­ment re­sponded to the build­ing lo­cated at 800 Ede­len Sta­tion Road, ac­cord­ing to the of­fice of the state fire mar­shal. It took about 40 fire­fight­ers from nu­mer­ous de­part­ments about 10 min­utes to con­tain the fire that caused in es­ti­mated $200,000 in fire and wa­ter dam­ages to the build­ing.

Elec­tri­cal me­ter fire causes power out­age

Some­one caused a small fire on Mon­day night af­ter de­lib­er­ately tam­per­ing with an elec­tri­cal me­ter out­side a shop­ping cen­ter in Wal­dorf, ac­cord­ing to fire mar­shals. The fire caused a power out­age for the en­tire shop­ping cen­ter and re­sulted in an es­ti­mated $3,000 of dam­ages.

On May 2 around 7:30 p.m., the Wal­dorf vol­un­teer fire depart­ment re­sponded to the shop­ping cen­ter lo­cated at 117 Park Wal­dorf Lane and quickly ex­tin­guished the flames. The Charles County Sherif’s Of­fice and SMECO ar­rived soon af­ter.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing.


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