NOI: 12/3/2019 Havre de Grace Townhouse Fire - Accidental

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Date: December 3, 2019

Time: 12:41 p.m.

Location / Address:   454 Battery Drive, Havre de Grace, MD 21078 in Harford County 

Type of Incident: structure fire

Description of Structure / Property: Two-story townhouse, end unit

Owner / Occupants:  Gerard Washington

Injuries or Deaths:  A responding police officer was transported for an evaluation due to minor smoke inhalation.

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $50,000   Contents: $5,000

Smoke Alarm Status:  Present with no activation

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department:  Susquehanna Hose Company

# of Alarms:  1   # Of Firefighters:  50

Time to Control:  10 minutes

Discovered By: Occupant

Area of Origin:  2nd floor, rear bedroom

Preliminary Cause: Fire caused by a juvenile playing with a lighter.

Additional Information: Two adults, six children and one dog was displaced due to the fire. In addition, 452 Battery Drive was also damaged and two adults were displaced from that residence.

Townhouse fire

454 Village Drive Havre de Grace, MD 21078 in Harford County