This incident was dispatched at around 12:45 am, Monday, January 10, 2010. Bowie firefighters arrived in the 4000 block of Chelmont Lane and reported heavy fire conditions from the 2-story "cape cod" single family home. The occupants were able to exit the home prior to the firefighters arrival, however, a 40ish year old male, sustained a minor hand injury and was transported to a local hospital.
There were a total of 30 firefighters that required 40 minutes to extinguish the fire.
Fire Investigators have declared the cause of the fire as "accidental" and attributed to cooking. Fire loss is estimated at $300,000. The family will not be able to remain in the house and are being assisted by the Departments Citizen Services Unit and the Red Cross.
Mark E. Brady