UPDATE: State Fire Marshals Office Still Investigating Shed Fire in Leonardtown

August 13, 2019

UPDATE: 8/13/19: On August 10, 2019, at approximately 3:00 a.m., firefighters from Leonardtown and surrounding departments responded to 22745 Longmore Street, Leonardtown, for the reported shed on fire.

Crews arrived on scene to find a shed on fire with extensions to the backyard, neighbors yard and shed, and a two story residence.

The owner was identified as Paul Hampton. The estimated loss of structure and contents is over $100,000.

Firefighters controlled the fire in under 30 minutes. The fire was discovered by a neighbor.

The origin of the fire was the shed, with the cause still under investigation.

No injuries were reported.

Updates will be provided whey they become available.

Additional Information: Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6820.

8/10/19: On Saturday, August 10, 2019, at approximately 2:55 a.m., firefighters from Leonardtown, Hollywood, Seventh District, and Bay District responded to Longmore Street in the area of Barthelme Street in Leonardtown, for the reported shed on fire.

Dispatchers advised all responding units that 911 callers reported a shed in the backyard of the residence was on fire with the rear of a nearby house also catching on fire, with elderly occupants possibly trapped in the residence.

Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a shed fully engulfed in fire, with extensions to a 2-story residence, backyard and a neighbors shed.

A assistant fire chief from the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department assisted two occupants out of the residence before the arrival of other units.

Firefighters operated on the scene for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

No injuries were reported.

The Maryland State Police, and the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal responded to the scene to investigate the fire.

Updates will be provided when they  become available.









12 Responses to UPDATE: State Fire Marshals Office Still Investigating Shed Fire in Leonardtown

  1. Shawna on August 11, 2019 at 11:38 am

    We should ban fire. The only purpose is to burn things and it’s dangerous.

    • leroy on August 15, 2019 at 7:23 am

      i agree!

  2. Anonymous on August 11, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Cheryl’s shes’er shes’ser shed is on fire again

    • Anonymous on August 12, 2019 at 8:14 am

      lol you beat me to it lol

    • It could have been really funny on August 12, 2019 at 8:22 am

      If only you would have proofread your post before hitting the button.

      • Anonymous on August 13, 2019 at 10:43 am

        There is no correct spelling of a word that does not exist.

        • It could have been really funny on August 14, 2019 at 8:50 am

          ‘She’…as in she-shed, is a word. “…shes’er shes’ser…” are not words, nor do they make any sense in the context of the comment.

  3. Shawn on August 12, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Another meth lab operated by Trump supporters. We need to ban meth and Trump!

    • Anonymous on August 12, 2019 at 10:57 am

      You sound like a over the hill weed smoker. nut.

    • You sound stupid on August 12, 2019 at 6:55 pm

      Yes…that must be it. SMH

  4. You sound stupid on August 12, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Yes…that must be it. SMH

  5. Philbert on August 16, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Another structure next to Shepards Old Field Market goes up in flames?