Vacant House Burns in Prince Frederick

CALLAWAY, Md. (Feb. 8, 2016)—A two story vacant house, located at 5100 Leitches Wharf Road, Prince Frederick, burned last night. A passer-by on Route 231 discovered the fire and alerted authorities around 8:11 p.m.

The one-alarm fire involved 40 firefighters from Prince Frederick VFD, Huntingtown VFD, Dunkirk VFD, Benedict VFD, Hughesville VFD, and St Leonard VFD. It took them approximately 2 minutes to bring the fire under control.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

Damages are estimated at $50,000 to the structure.

The area of origin and preliminary cause are under investigation.

Deputy Fire Marshall Z. Dell conducted the initial investigation.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to the contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6831.

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