Smoke Alarm Sounds, Hearing Impaired Man Awakened By Smoke, Fire

Date:  01/31/2019 

Time:  02:18 A.M.

Location / Address:  7889 Quaker Neck Road, Bozman, Talbot County  

Type of Incident:  Dwelling Fire 

Description of Structure / Property:  Two Story, Single Family Dwelling with Attached Workshop

Injuries or Deaths:  None 

Estimated $ LossStructure: $350,000.00   Contents: $200,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status:  Present and Activated – The owner is hearing impaired and was not alerted by the sound of the activated smoke alarm, but he was awakened by the smoke from the fire.

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  None 

Arrests(s):  None 

Primary Responding Fire Department:  St. Michaels Volunteer Fire Department 

# of Alarms:  2    # Of Firefighters:  65 

Time to Control:  2 Hours and 30 Minutes

Discovered By:  Homeowner

Area of Origin:  Attached Workshop 

Preliminary Cause:  Under Investigation 

Additional Information:  The homeowner was awakened by the smoke from the fire and was able to safely exit the residence along with the family dog.  The homeowner is being assisted by the American Red Cross.  If anyone has information regarding this fire, please contact the Upper Eastern Regional Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal at 410-822-7609.