UPDATE – EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Child PLaying with Lighter to Blame for Lexington Park Fire

April 10, 2018

UPDATE 4/10/2018 @ 2:00 p.m.: The Office of the State Fire Marshal determined the cause of the fire that started in the interior of the garage was accidental, and started by a child playing with a lighter.

The total cost of damage to the structure and contents was estimated at $20,000.

Smoke alarms were present and working. Sprinklers were activated in the garage before firefighters arrived on scene, and helped contain the fire

The family was displaced as a result of the fire and are being assisted by the American Red Cross and other family members

4/10/2018: On Monday, April 9, 2018, at approximately 5:30 p.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments responded to the River Bay Townhomes on Castaway Circle, in Lexington Park for the report of a townhouse on fire with people trapped.

Crews arrived on scene to discover a three-story townhome with smoke showing and three people trapped in a third floor bedroom.

A woman and her two children were in a top floor bedroom and were unable to exit the residence due to the amount of smoke coming from the fire below them.

Firefighters assisted the occupants of the home by giving them oxygen from their self-contained breathing apparatus as they extracted them from bedroom windows.

Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the blaze that was contained to the garage on the first floor.

No serious injuries were reported, the woman and her two children were transported from the scene for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

32 Responses to UPDATE – EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Child PLaying with Lighter to Blame for Lexington Park Fire

  1. Nick on April 10, 2018 at 9:37 am

    Thank goodness no one was seriously hurt.
    Kudos to all volunteers!

  2. Anonymous on April 10, 2018 at 9:57 am

    God Bless our volunteers. Release the trolls…im sure “concerned citizen” will be here shortly to stir the pot, like that POS always does, whos never volunteered a day in their life!

  3. Cat on April 10, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Structure fires are never welcome, but it t is wonderful to see all the occupants are safe! Excellent work Fire, polic, rescue and all support teams!

  4. Anonymous #13 on April 10, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Thank you, volunteer heroes, for saving this family. God bless all of you.

    • Ricky on April 10, 2018 at 10:05 pm

      What about the paid firefighters from the base? Bless them too?

  5. EMTME22 on April 10, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Great job on the firefighters part! But they do NOT use Oxygen in their SCBA’s, it’s air. O2 is highly flammable.

    • FFME22 on April 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm

      No skippy, O2 is not highly flammable, it supports combustion. Did you just join the rescue squad? Pay attention in class and stop misinforming the public.

  6. Anonymous on April 10, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Thank you all. Job well done.

  7. troll on April 10, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    seriously? this is the huge rescue everyone is talking about? a small fire in a fire rated garage? they could of walked out the house if they wanted to. I feel like this is a over dramatized “rescue” by our wonderful volunteers! get a grip people open your eyes and maybe you will see the sh*t they been feeding you. time for paid fire departments in this county!

    • Anonymous on April 10, 2018 at 6:18 pm

      The fire dept. Are all volunteer in the county dumnass!

      • SomePeopleShouldntBreed on April 11, 2018 at 2:34 pm

        Pax river NAS firefighters are PAID CAREER firefighters, Dumba##. Watch your mouth and get your facts straight child!

      • I'm still laughing on April 11, 2018 at 5:29 pm

        The base firefighters are paid “dumnass” LMAO.

    • Anonymous on April 10, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      Name says it all, how about you go be a productive member of society, you and i both know youre a failure, whos most likely supported by mommy and daddy still. Put on your big boy pants and grow up junior.SMH

    • Anonymous on April 10, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      Your mother failed all of society raising such a POS!

    • So Others May Live on April 10, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      @troll, How about you go and grab them out the windows? People die primarily from smoke inhalation before any burns. Yes a fire rated garage that also had fire wrapping into the hallway in which they were supposed to “walk out of”. Paid fire department or volunteer fire department. The fire truck was on the scene faster than it took for you to type up your arrogant ass post. Thanks and kudos to Bay District for their CONTINUED awesome work day in and day out

    • SMCtaxpayer on April 10, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      I loved it! More drama than a fake reality show. What a bunch of wannabe, glory seeking amateurs! And the safety issues and lack of expensive PPV, provided by the taxpayers, crazy! I would hang my head in shame, if I was a so called command officer. I would fire them, but I can’t, because they are VOLUNTERS. What a joke!

      • Anonymous on April 11, 2018 at 12:52 am

        you can change your name but your still a loser pos.

      • Anonymous on April 11, 2018 at 1:00 am

        You cant even spell volunteer? Take a look at what youre doing, trolling an article about volunteers who risk their time and lives, to help and save people they dont even know, even you. Youre just a terrible human being, no doubt about that. Probably come from a long line of trash too, i pity you child.

        • Jacky Daniels on April 11, 2018 at 11:45 pm

          “Can’t”, “you’re”. Wriite them down, maybe several times, you blithering idiot.

          • Me on April 12, 2018 at 10:29 am

            “Wriite” Write them yourself!

          • I'm still laughing @ inbreds on April 12, 2018 at 2:20 pm

            I purposefully left the apostrophes out dumbass.It’s not “wriite” idiot, at least i can spell LMAO!. Now, see you stupid you sound. LOL please dont breed!

  8. Na on April 10, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    It didn’t just affect the occupants of that home. The neighbors are now displaced and lost their belongings & home. The kid took edibles to school and gave them to kids. That parent was held accountable so what happens to with the parents or babysitter on this one? Glad Everuone is safe!!! That doesn’thelp anyone else involved. Go ahead judge me for this comment. However while you comment a reply go to a Wawa or Sheetz on the 1st of month. Then judge the people taking all the money out on the Cash side of EBT…. YES EBT has a cash line and food side…. put your comments elsewhere

    • I'm still laughing on April 11, 2018 at 2:30 pm

      Bro, hide your crazy.

  9. Bill on April 10, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Have u ever heard of someone on oxygen in a hospital smoking and the results?

  10. Bill on April 10, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    You are here: Home / Emergency Medical Services / When Oxygen Tanks Explode
    When Oxygen Tanks Explode

    January 2, 2011 by Dave Konig

    Remember how in EMT school they taught you how deadly oxygen tanks were? How you had to handle them carefully otherwise you might rupture the tank and how there was no smoking around oxygen because the tank might explode?

    Then when you got your EMT card, on your second call for a “shortness of breath” you walked into an apartment to see an 80-year-old woman on oxygen via nasal cannula while smoking a cigarette. After you screamed and dove for cover, your partner dragged you out from under the couch and explained that contrary to what you learned oxygen is not combustible. He explained to you that what makes oxygen dangerous is that it’s an accelerant. Ambulances have a tendency to become oxygen saturated environments which can catch fire and become fully involved quickly. And oxygen safety was pretty promptly forgotten about… because you know… if it doesn’t EXPLODE it can’t be all that dangerous.

    You may have already seen this at Statter911, but check out this video to see what happens when oxygen tanks DO explode:

    • David Hogg on April 11, 2018 at 9:33 am

      We need to ban large capacity oxygen tanks!

  11. concerned citizen on April 11, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    glad to see others realizing the need for career fire services in this county. hopefully St. Mary’s will soon fallow our neighboring counties (Calvert and Charles) and began to lay the foot work for the future and establish a department of emergency services. A governing department that will hold these volunteer social clubs(fire departments) accountable for their actions and create policies in which all departments must adhere to and abide by or lose county funding.

    just a reminder the second district volunteer fire department is asking for a fire tax increase. meaning you have to pay even more money for this garbage service if you live within their response area. if you really wanna make your voice heard be sure to attend the public forum concerning the tax increase it is going to be held on April 16th at 6:30 pm in Leonardtown at the Chesapeake building. should be a s^#% show but will make for some good entertainment watching these so called firefighters try to justify why they need more money.

    • Tim Shelton on April 11, 2018 at 11:48 pm

      You know that’s right! They need to turn out the lights, because the vollie party is now over!

      • Anonymous on April 12, 2018 at 3:32 pm

        LOL replying to yourself eh? Lets just say some people have extensive knowledge of computers, and you both have the same exact IP address, all you did was change names. LOL

        • IP Address on April 13, 2018 at 9:32 am

          Hahaha, wrong! Mr. Analmouse. But props for trying to sound like you are “knowledgeable”. Too funny!

          • I'm still laughing on April 16, 2018 at 5:08 pm

            can you prove it? no, you cant. fail.

    • Anonymous on April 12, 2018 at 3:37 pm

      you have a crazy imagination, and lack of knowledge. Its comical, you cant even be taken serious kid.