The cause of the Lusby fire appears to be accidental. Investigation revealed the owners discovered a fire in their garage after they smelled smoke. Over 50 firefighters responded to find the fire spreading across the roof, as the home owner was trying to use a garden hose to extinguish it. There were no reported injuries and family members are assisting the Sampson family.
The fire started at an electrical outlet inside the garage and was caused by an electrical malfunction. Damage to the home and its contents is estimated to be $125,000.00
UPDATE 10 p.m.
Fire officials are investigating the cause of a January 2, house fire that completely destroyed a Lusby home.
The fire broke out at 7:29 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2012 in a single family, single story home with a garage in the 11600 block Deadwood Drive in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates in Lusby.
Firefighters from both Calvert and St. Mary’s County helped to battle the blaze. All of the occupants of the home were able to make it out safely.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.
Red Cross is assisting the family.
Firefighters Battling 2 Alarm House Fire in Lusby
Firefighters in Calvert County are on the scene of a 2 alarm house fire at a residence on Deadwood Drive near the back gate of the Chesapeake Ranch Estates in Lusby.
The fire broke out at 7:29 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2012.
Upon arrival, heavy fire and smoke could be seen coming from the structure.
No injuries have been reported. All of the occupants were able to make it out safely. Red Cross is en route to the scene to assist the family.
SM News Net has crews on the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.