CALVERT COUNTY, Md. (August 29, 2014) The Office of the State Fire Marshal has charged two male juveniles, ages 12 and 14, with Arson 2nd Degree for their involvement with igniting the blaze that destroyed a two story unoccupied wood frame dwelling on the estate of Tom Clancy.
The fire originally occurred on Friday, August 22, 2014 at approximately 5:00 p.m. A passerby observed the fire and notified 911. Firefighters arrived from Huntingtown, Prince Frederick and Benedict Volunteer Fire Departments and brought the blaze under control within 15 minutes. The fire consumed most of the structure during the blaze. An estimated loss was valued at $149,000. No injuries were reported during the incident.
The investigation revealed the two juveniles from the Dares Beach community were determined to have started the blaze. They confessed to igniting combustibles in the living room portion of the structure before leaving the property. The boys were released to the custody of their parents pending actions by the Department of Juvenile Services.
Source: Office of State Fire Marshal