Date: April 20, 2016
Time: 6:38 p.m.
Location / Address: 913 Spruce St., Crisfield, Somerset Co.
Type of Incident: Fire
Description of Structure / Property: 22' catamaran sailboat
Owner / Occupants: Chris Mincarelli
Injuries or Deaths: None
Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $750 Contents: $0
Smoke Alarm Status: n/a
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: n/a
Primary Responding Fire Department: Crisfield
# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 4
Time to Control: 5 minutes
Discovered By: Crisfield PD while on patrol
Area of Origin: Natural cover adjacent to the sailboat
Preliminary Cause: Accidental, utility pole transformer malfunctioned emitting showers of sparks which fell to the ground causing natural cover to ignite and spreading to the sailboat.