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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fort Washington Fire Ruled Arson - Investigators Seek Information

Prince George’s County Fire Investigators are seeking information about a set fire that occurred on November 15, 2009. At about 2:15 AM, firefighters from the Fort Washington area and surrounding communities were alerted to a possible house fire. Fire/EMS units arrived at 1216 Sandy Bar Drive to find a 2-story detached garage in the rear of the house well involved with fire. The fire was extinguished and investigators from the Office of the Fire Marshal were called to the scene to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

After a through investigation it was determined that the fire was incendiary in nature and ruled Arson. Estimated fire loss to the structure is in excess of $25,000. No injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported.

Anyone with information about the person(s) responsible is urged to call the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department’s Office of the Fire Marshal 301-77-ARSON (27766). Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.