VIDEO: Mother and 7-Year-Old Child Injured in Townhouse Fire Flown to Area Hospitals

October 18, 2018

On Thursday, October 18, 2018, at approximately 1:40 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, Second District, and Hollywood, responded to 21545 Old Missouri Street, in Lexington Park for the reported townhouse fire.

Crews arrived on scene to find a two-story townhouse with heavy smoke showing.

Outside the residence they located two children and their mother outside with injuries.

A 7-year-old male child, and an adult female were flown by Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 to area trauma centers. A 5-year-old male child was checked by emergency medical personel at the scene.

According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the estimated monetary loss of structure and contents is estimated at $15,000.

No smoke alarms or sprinklers were present or active in the house.

The fire was discovered in one of the bedrooms by occupants of the residence.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Updates will be provided as they become available.



7 Responses to VIDEO: Mother and 7-Year-Old Child Injured in Townhouse Fire Flown to Area Hospitals

  1. Anon on October 18, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Hey, if you have a beeping smoke detector, how about you buy & change the battery?, instead of taking it out of the detector. Mean while: you buy your kids toys batteries, you’ll buy alcohol and Tyson’s frozen pre-breaded chicken but not a 9v battery (I bet your excuse is you are a renter and blame it on the landlord). Also, keep parking in the front of local grocery store with your kids still in the car while you go grocery shopping too, all a while you continually are acting stupidly.

    • Anonymous on October 19, 2018 at 4:18 pm

      Why breaded chicken?

  2. Anonymous on October 18, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    This county flies you out for a papercut. Sorry its the truth.

    • ms on October 19, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      It’s burns! and they can be very serious and life threatening.

  3. Anonymous on October 22, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Three Oaks Homeless Shelter owns this. Why did they not have smoke detectors?

    • Why? on October 24, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      I hope this is not the case. If so, there will be a nice lawsuit waiting for them

    • Anonymous on October 24, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      Because people steal 9v to put in their kids rc cars remotes like when they broke they find multiple ways to waste more money.