State Fire Marshal Investigation


Date:   January 15, 2019

Time:   9:00 a.m.

Location / Address:  509 Booth St., Salisbury, Wicomico Co.

Type of Incident:  Fire

Description of Structure / Property:  Two story wood frame single family dwelling

Owner / Occupants:  Melvin and Bernice Williams

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure:  $50,000                      Contents: $15,000

Smoke Alarm Status: Unknown

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: n/a

Arrests(s):  None

Primary Responding Fire Department: Salisbury Fire Department

# of Alarms:  1   # Of Firefighters:  25

Time to Control:  45 minutes

Discovered By:  Passerby

Area of Origin:  Foyer/Sitting room

Preliminary Cause:  Accidental, electrical

Additional Information:  The American Red Cross is assisting.  Two pets perished in the fire.


2 thoughts on “State Fire Marshal Investigation

  1. Wait! I thought the Salisbury had their own Fire Marshal? Why do we need the State Fire Marshal to investigate our fires if Salisbury has a fire marshal? What am I missing here?


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