A Deputy State Fire Marshal has arrested a Hollywood man who intentionally set fire to a two story single family dwelling in Hollywood. The residence is owned by Michael Nowotny.
On May 9, at approximately 4:47 pm, approximately 50 firefighters from Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department responded to a one alarm fire located at 26442 Peninsular Drive that caused approximately $350,000 in damages. Mr. Nowotny was also Emergency Petitioned the same night of the fire by the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.
As a result of the investigation by the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office, it was determined that Nicholas Everett Nowotny (DOB: 7/27/1990) of the same address intentionally set fire to his father's residence. Mr. Nowotny was charged with Arson 1st Degree.