Leonardtown Home Destroyed by Fire

December 30, 2016

On Friday, December 30, 2016, at approximately 2:53 a.m., Firefighters responded to 41436 Challedon Way, Leonardtown, for the report of a house fire.

Units arrived on scene and discovered a two story wood framed single family dwelling fully involved

It took over 40 minutes for the 45 firefighters to bring the fire under control.

The estimated damage to the structure and contents is estimated at over $375,000.

The fire is classified as an accident, and caused by discarded smoking materials in a flower pot on the front porch.

Three house-sitters were able to escape the home uninjured and are being assisted by family members. One dog is missing.

The owner of the residence is currently out of the country.

Photos courtesy of Leonardtown and Seventh District Volunteer Fire Departments.


9 Responses to Leonardtown Home Destroyed by Fire

  1. Delonte on December 30, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    It’s a wonder the rest of the neighborhood didn’t go up the way they have those houses packed in there.

  2. Anonymous on December 30, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Nothing good ever comes from smoking…Ever.

  3. Anonymous on December 30, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I’m really glad nobody was hurt, but what happened to the county and state residential sprinkler requirements?

    • Anonymous on January 2, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Most likely the house was built before the sprinkler requirement.

  4. Anonymous on December 30, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    I feel so sorry for the homeowner. Such a big loss because of the irresponsibility of 3 individuals!! If by chance the dog was able to escape the fire, what kind of dog should neighbors be on the lookout for?????

  5. Anonymous on December 30, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    These ritzy folks don’t have sprinkler systems. I think that all modern day homes should be mandated to be outfitted with some kind of sprinkler system, though this fire seemed to have started outside.

    • SMCG on January 2, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      Why do you have to place such a negative connotation in your comment? “Ritzy Folks” ? Really do you know these people? Do you have sprinklers in your home?

  6. Anonymous on December 30, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    It’s very sad for people to lose their personal belongings by any mean.

    • Anonymous on January 7, 2017 at 12:47 am

      I knew the kid that lived there its very devistating thing to happen its hard to see him struggling because they lost everything