NOI-Wicomico-11/22/22-Apartment Fire-Accidental-Jersey Rd, Salisbury

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Date: November 22, 2022

Time: 6:01 P.M.

Location / Address:  1302 Jersey Road, Apartment 601, Salisbury, Wicomico Co

Type of Incident: Apartment Fire

Description of Structure / Property: Two story, wood frame, 8 unit apartment building

Owner / Occupants: Owner:  GNI Properties/ Occupant:  Keishauna Banks

Injuries or Deaths: One male juvenile suffered very minor burns to his arm.  Did not  require medical attention.

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $250,000.00   Contents: $40,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status: Present and operated, notifying occupants of the fire in time to escape.

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

Arrests(s): N/A

Primary Responding Fire Department: Salisbury FD

# of Alarms: 1   # Of Firefighters: 25

Time to Control: 10 minutes

Discovered By: Occupants

Area of Origin: Second floor bedroom

Preliminary Cause: Accidental-Unspecified electrical event at an outlet in the bedroom

Additional Information: Of the 8 units, 2 units are uninhabitable as a result of the fire.  Their occupants are being assisted by the American Red Cross.  The 11 year old male juvenile was slightly burned when he exited the apartment after after rescuing his 2 year old sister.  He exited the apartment upon discovering the fire, once outside he realized his 2 year old sister was still inside.  He returned into the apartment and was able to rescue her from the 2nd floor.  He was slightly burned making his second escape from the apartment with his sister.  His injuries were so minor they did not require on scene medical attention.

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