Man Accused of Setting Bowie Home on Fire - NBC4 Washington

Man Accused of Setting Bowie Home on Fire



    Fire officials say a fire at a Bowie home was set intentionally.

    Julian Martin Massiah has been charged with first and second degree arson in connection with the Sandal Lane fire. He is currently being held at the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections on a $150,000 bond.

    Officials say the home was under foreclosure, but someone was living there. There's no word on how Massiah is connected to the home.

    While no human injuries were reported from the fire, two small dogs found alive inside the severely burned home were administered oxygen. While they appeared to be in good condition at the scene, Prince George's County Fire spokesman Mark Brady says their health has since declined. 

    "Mylo," a 3-year-old Chihuahua, suffered eye irritation either from burns or debris while "Otis," a 2-year-old Chihuahua, "may be experiencing the effects of smoke inhalation."

    Brady says the family is concerned about how much treatment will cost and is not sure what they'll be able to do.

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