SMECO Waives Fees to Assist Arson Victims

To help in the rebuilding of the 26 Indian Head, Maryland, homes damaged or destroyed in the fire on Monday, December 6, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) will waive the service connection fees and other related charges for re-establishing service. The fire, which authorities suspect to be the work of arsonists, damaged or destroyed homes under construction in the Hunters Brooke subdivision in the western part of Charles County.

Bill Lawman, SMECO's Manager of the Charles-Prince George's Region, stated, "This is something we can do to help. We know that having your home destroyed — especially a new home, just as you’re looking forward to moving in — is a real tragedy." Lawman added, "We’re grateful that no one was hurt in the fire."

In addition to assisting the homeowners affected by the crime, SMECO is contributing to the reward announced by the Charles County Commissioners by donating $500. The reward is offered to help bring the case to a close as quickly as possible.

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