Maryland Investigators Say Suspected Drug Lab Fire Was An Accident

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The Office of the State Fire Marshal Official Release Below:

Date: 2/1/18

Time: 1:20 PM

Location / Address: 308 Bernard Avenue, Greensboro

Type of Incident: Shed Fire

Description of Structure / Property: 10′ x 10′ wood frame storage shed

Occupants: Alyssa Hall, Stephen Strannahan & Megan Stalkner

Injuries or Deaths: One occupant suffered a minor burn on their forehead but refused treatment by EMS.

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $1,000.00 Contents: $1,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status: None

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

Arrests(s): No fire-related arrests. An occupant of the house fled the scene but was later located and arrested by the Caroline Co Sheriff’s Office on an unrelated outstanding warrant.

Primary Responding Fire Department: Greensboro VFC

# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 15

Time to Control: 20 minutes

Discovered By: Neighbor

Area of Origin: Interior of shed

Preliminary Cause: Accidental as a result of occupants cooking suspected illegal drugs.

Additional Information: Local law enforcement agencies will be following up on the cooking of suspected illegal drugs.


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