WARWICK — Investigators are blaming the improper discarding of rags that experienced been applied for staining for a fire that ruined a Warwick property early Monday early morning, in accordance to the Maryland Business of the Condition Hearth Marshal.
“The residents were being not displaced as a result of the fireplace, and the dwelling was being renovated at the time of the hearth,” described Sr. Deputy Point out Hearth Marshal Oliver J. Alkire, an company detective and spokesman.
An occupant called 911 at 4:38 a.m. on Monday, after identifying the blaze within the home in the 1000 block of Sassafras Road, prompting around 15 firefighters with region volunteer fire businesses to answer to the scene, in accordance to hearth officers.
Firefighters battled the blaze for about 5 minutes, just before bringing it manage, hearth officers stated. Cecilton Volunteer Hearth Co. served as the on-scene command unit, hearth officials added.
The fireplace induced an estimated $10,000 in structural hurt to the two-tale property, but it did not damage any contents, in accordance to Alkire. The home was geared up with a smoke detector but, as of early Monday afternoon, MOSFM investigators experienced not established if it was operational.
Investigators concluded that the blaze started inside of the dwelling room, hearth officials claimed. They categorized the fire as “accidental,” conveying that the “spontaneous heating of staining material” on the improperly discarded rags trigged the blaze.