Recent Fire Investigations in So. Md. - Southern Maryland Headline News

Recent Fire Investigations in So. Md.



Vehicle Fire in Newburg, Tuesday, May 31

A fire was set in the engine compartment of a 2003 4 door Chevy Cavalier located at 15390 Matthews Manor Road, Newburg, Charles County on May 31 at 2:30 a.m. The vehicle is owned by John Stephen Weston, Jr. Weston discovered the fire.

Damages are estimated at $5,000.

The one alarm fire took 5 firefighters approximately 10 minutes to control. The primary responding fire department was Cobb Island VFD.

Owner had not driven the vehicle since Friday and was alerted to the fire by his barking dog. The investigation revealed a fire was intentionally set. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Southern Regional Office @ 443-550-6832.

Vehicle Fire in Waldorf, Saturday, May 28

A 4 door Honda Accord belonging to Terrenda Justine Washington was found on fire at Billingsley Road and Bensville Road, Waldorf, Charles County on May 28 at 2:02 a.m. Damages are estimated at $2,000.

The one alarm fire took 4 firefighters approximately 10 minutes to control. The primary responding fire department was Bryans Road VFD.

The fire was started in the passenger compartment and was determined to be arson.

A passerby found the burning vehicle and called 911. Upon the arrival of emergency services, it was discovered no one was inside the car. Anyone with information about this arson is asked to call the Southern Regional Office @ 443-550-6832.

House Fire in Lexington Park, Thursday, May 26

A 1 story manufactured home, located at 21199 Bridgett Lane, Lexington Park, St. Mary's County, burned on May 26 around 9:07 p.m.

The fire started in the kitchen and was discovered by a neighbor.

Damages are estimated at $20,000 to the structure and $25,000 for the contents.

The one alarm fire took 40 firefighters approximately 10 minutes to control. The primary responding fire department was Bay District VFD.

The fire was the result of an electrical malfunction in the area of the refrigerator. The occupants were displaced and are being assisted by family.

Vacant House Fire in Lusby, Wednesday, May 25

A 2 story single family dwelling, located at 11410 H G Trueman Road, Lusby, Calvert County, burned on May 25 around 10:32 p.m.

The damages are estimated at $50,000 to the structure.

The one alarm fire took 40 firefighters approximately 10 minutes to control. The primary responding fire department was Solomons VRS&FD.

The fire was the result of an electrical occurrence involving the wiring within the basement. The house was under renovation and unoccupied at the time of the fire.

House Fire in St Inigoes, Monday, May 23

A 2 story single family dwelling, located at 14814 Point Lookout Road, St. Inigoes, St. Mary's County, had a small fire on May 23 around 5:42 p.m.

Damages are estimated at $100.

Firefighters were not called to the premises.

The occupant came home to find her house filled with lazy smoke and the basement door forced open. A rag was discovered on top of the stove burner (that was turned "on") and a TV was stolen. A joint investigation with the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office is continuing.

Vacant Townhouse Fire in California, Saturday, May 21

The deck of a two story, wood framed, vacant townhouse, located at 22721 Bayside Way, California, St. Mary's Co., was set on fire by unknown person(s) on May 21 around 4:55 a.m.

The damages are estimated at $1,000.

Sheriff's office units were conducting a canvass in the area where a vehicle arson had occurred, when they discovered burn damage to the rear wooden deck of the vacant townhouse. The investigation revealed someone used an open flame to set three small fires on the deck, causing the damage. The fires had burned themselves out before being discovered and only caused exterior damage to the vacant townhouse. Anyone who has information about this fire is asked to contact the State Fire Marshal's Office at 443-550-6833.

Vehicle Fire in California, Saturday, May 21

A 2005 Mercedes ML500, located at 22746 Bayside Way, California, St Mary's County, was intentionally set on fire on May 21 around 4:30 a.m.

Damages are estimated at $7,000.

The fire was set at the rear exterior of the vehicle and was discovered by a neighbor.

The one alarm fire took 4 firefighters approximately 5 minutes to control. The primary responding fire department was Bay District VFD.

Anyone with any information about fire is asked to contact the State Fire Marshal's Office at 443-550-6833.

House Fire Waldorf, Tuesday, May 17

A fire was intentionally set to a bank-owned (foreclosed) house, located at 2962 Jones Court, Waldorf, Charles County, on May 21 around 4:55 p.m.

The damages are estimated at $5,000.

The one alarm fire took 10 firefighters approximately 5 minutes to control. The primary responding fire department was Waldorf VFD.

The fire was discovered by a neighbor and confined to the back porch at a vacant house in the Bannister neighborhood. Anyone who may have seen something or someone around this house recently is urged to contact the the Office of the State Fire Marshal @ 443-550-6834.

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