UPDATE: Vacant House Fire in Hughesville Deemed Accidental Due to Carpenter Fan Left on

June 24, 2019

UPDATE: On Thursday, June 13, 2019, at approximately 7:25 p.m., firefighters from the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments responded to 6120 Openfield Place in Hughesville, for the reported house fire.

Crews arrived on scene to find a two story single family dwelling with fire showing from the basement, with extensions to the first floor.

18 firefighters controlled the fire in under 15 minutes. The fire was discovered by a neighbor.

The owner was identified as Dale Bragunier, with the estimated loss of structure and contents being valued at over $300,000.

Smoke alarms, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems were all present and activated.

The origin of the fire was the rear basement window, with the cause being deemed accidental due to a carpenter blower fan being left on. The basement and first floor of the home suffered significant damage from the fire. There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

6/14/19: On Thursday, June 13, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m., firefighters from Hughesville, La Plata, Waldorf, Benedict, and Mechanicsville responded to 6120 Openfield Place in Hughesville, for the reported structure fire.

Crews arrived on scene to find a 2-story single family residence with fire showing from the basement with extensions to the first floor.

Firefighters had the fire under control in approximately 15 minutes. Two firefighters were evaluated and released on the scene.

The Office of The Maryland State Fire Marshal was requested to investigate the cause of the fire.

All photos are courtesy of the Charles County Volunteer Firemen’s Association, Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services. http://www.ccvfireems.org/




One Response to UPDATE: Vacant House Fire in Hughesville Deemed Accidental Due to Carpenter Fan Left on

  1. Anonymous on June 24, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Sue the carpenter.

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