Deputy State Fire Marshals worked a fatal fire in Quantico that occurred on March 20, 2024. Units were alerted for a vehicle fire on Nanticoke Road in Quantico after a neighbor reported the fire. Approximately 15 firefighters responded and discovered a pickup truck on fire at the rear of the house. It took firefighters 20 minutes to bring the fire under control at which time human remains were discovered in the vehicle. Deputy State Fire Marshals were requested to the scene to conduct an investigation. The Maryland State Police also responded to conduct the death investigation. Deputy State Fire Marshals spent several hours at the scene examining the vehicle and conducting interviews with witnesses, however the origin and cause of the fire remained under investigation. The human remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore to determine the exact cause of death and positive identification.

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