Fire Investigators Ask Public for Help in Overnight Woodland Beach Residential Arson Incident

Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Division Chief Keith Swindle said that they are investigating an intentionally set fire overnight in the 400 block of Highland Drive in Edgewater. This is in the Woodland Beach neighborhood just south of Londontown Road and east of Mayo Road.

A home in Woodland Beach was intentionally firebombed overnight.

A home in Woodland Beach was intentionally firebombed overnight.

Swindle said that the incident happened just before 10 p.m. on Monday (Sept. 16). At that time, fire department units were sent for a report of a residential fire. The first unit to arrive reported a fire on the front porch of a home that was occupied. The fire had been put out. Firefighters immediately recognized that the fire was intentionally set and requested Fire Investigation Unit to be dispatched to the scene.

The investigators determined that the fire was an arson. In addition, they determined that the fire was not a random act but was intentionally set.

The fire caused about $8,000 in damage, Swindle said.

No injuries were reported.

Anne Arundel County Fire investigators are actively working this case and asking the public for help. If you have information on this case, call the Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit at 410-222-7884 or the Arson Tip Line at 410-222-TIPS.

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