Fire spreads from dumpster to car in Md.

CALIFORNIA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Fire officials are investigating after a fire spread from a dumpster to a car on Monday morning.

Officials with the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office say a passer-by spotted the fire in the 44700 block of Jeeter Way in California, Md. at approximately 4 a.m. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire at the dumpster and at the parked car, a 2000 Mitsubishi Murano, in approximately five minutes.

No one was injured in the fire. The fire did result in approximately $3,500 worth of damage.

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is now helping investigate the fire, which officials believe started inside the dumpster.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Office of the State Fire Marshal at 443-550-6834.


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