UPDATE: Fire That Destroyed Tidewater Dental in Lusby Ruled Accidental

September 20, 2019

UPDATE: A report from the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal estimated the monetary loss to the structure and contents, at $450,000.

The fire was ruled accidental, as a result of an electrical malfunction within an exterior electrical service entrance.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Southern Regional Office at 443-550-6820.

9/19/2019: On Thursday, September 19, 2019, at approximately 1:00 a.m., firefighters from Solomons, Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, St. Leonard, Hollywood, and Bay District responded to the Tidewater Dental of Lusby at 10025 HG Trueman Road in Lusby, for the reported structure fire.

The call was originally dispatched as a structure fire due to a tree on fire near the structure. A short time later the 911 caller said they think the building was on fire, but didn’t know what was on fire and was uncooperative with the 911 call taker.

Crews arrived on the scene to find a two and a half story structure with fire showing from the first and second floor with the fire threatening another structure. Firefighters immediately requested a second alarm and shortly after, units advised they had explosions inside the structure.

Incident command ordered all firefighters to evacuate the structure after a mayday was called shortly after 1:22 a.m., the firefighter made it out of the structure safely and emergency medical personnel was requested for the firefighter from the Solomons Volunteer Fire Department.

It is unknown if any other injuries were reported, or if any firefighters were taken to an area hospital.

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

Updates will be provided when they become available.



65 Responses to UPDATE: Fire That Destroyed Tidewater Dental in Lusby Ruled Accidental

  1. Bloodhound Gang on September 19, 2019 at 6:09 am

    We don’t need no water, let that mother _________ burn! Burn mother _________, burn!

    • Ohio Players on September 19, 2019 at 7:32 am

      The way you walk and talk really sets me off
      To a four-alarm, child, yes it does, uh, uh
      The way you squeeze and tease knocks to me my knees
      ‘Cause you’re smokin’, baby, baby….

    • Joebiden on September 19, 2019 at 7:40 am

      You are a Idiot

      • Corn Pop on September 19, 2019 at 9:16 am

        Stop your lying!

    • BRO on September 19, 2019 at 8:04 am

      YOOO LMAO BRUH THIS FUNNY AF BRUH! YOU LIT!

      • 2nd grade Teacher on September 19, 2019 at 11:31 am

        Yeah – they are funny!

        But you need an education, “BRUH”.

      • anonymous on September 23, 2019 at 7:47 am

        You know how uneducated you sound? Bruh and you lit? SMH! Good luck in getting a real educated job. With that vocabulary you may get a McDonalds career!

  2. Anonymous on September 19, 2019 at 6:10 am

    how a dental
    office catch on fire ??……all those fillings and teeth !!!

    • GotTeefs on September 19, 2019 at 7:37 am

      Good question. A dental office in Calvert County???, that’s really suspicious!

    • Another bright student on September 19, 2019 at 11:32 am

      got any verbs?

      Go fish!

  3. Anonymous on September 19, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Over priced dental office… they try to sell you more options than a car dealership.

    • Peter on September 19, 2019 at 8:56 am

      I was waiting for this comment….

      • On a more serious note... on September 19, 2019 at 11:36 am

        I found their services to be very professional, personally.
        Prices are typical for this area – and most working folks have dental insurance anyway so…..

        Staff there is friendly too.

        I prefer the Lexington park office, but they are all owned by good people and very competent.

        At least they still have the Solomons office, on this side.

        Thank God no one was hurt.

        • Anonymous on September 20, 2019 at 11:12 am

          Prince Frederick Office too.

    • Jo-Jo on September 19, 2019 at 2:01 pm

      You do know that Dental Offices and Hospitals charge you what your insurance tells them to charge you?
      So…. that’s an issue you should take up with your insurance company or employer. Just saying.

    • Anonymous #13 on September 19, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      Exactly. The one in Prince Frederick (a new dentist I had never seen before) told me I needed over $3000 worth of filings in my teeth. I have not had a cavity since 1975. Honest. I got a second opinion from another local dentist who told me my teeth are perfect. No filings needed. Beware of Tidewater Dental. I now go to the dentist who said my teeth are perfect.

      • Anonymous on September 20, 2019 at 6:07 pm

        Beware of any dentist that tells you your teeth are perfect cause I’m sure they’re not.

        • Peter on September 21, 2019 at 7:06 am

          REALLY? Who do you work for? What are your qualifications for making such a comment?

  4. Anonymous on September 19, 2019 at 6:56 am

    Somebody should give those firefighters a crown.

    • Anonymous on September 19, 2019 at 9:08 am

      Hahaha!

    • Anonymous on September 19, 2019 at 9:09 am

      Haha!

  5. Burned to the gum-line on September 19, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Where are the thoughts and prayers crowd?

    Not awake yet?

    Come on hypocrites – start posting your lies.

  6. TRAILER PAWK MIKEY on September 19, 2019 at 7:51 am

    NOW where i’m gn goo and take all my trailah pawk friends to get their teef fixin???

    • Anonymous on September 19, 2019 at 11:38 am

      Try VCA animal hospital idiot!

      • anonymous on September 19, 2019 at 3:01 pm

        Most tralow park people has no teef to be fixing

  7. Chris on September 19, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Wonder why the 911 caller would be uncooperative? Hmmmmmm…. Sounds suspicious.

    • Cheryl on September 19, 2019 at 9:20 am

      May have been scared, I believe there is a family that lives on the other end of the building

    • vicky roberts on September 19, 2019 at 1:29 pm

      it said the caller was uncooperative with the 911 dispatcher..

      • Whiggy on September 19, 2019 at 11:14 pm

        Reading comprehension isn’t you’re thing huh?

      • Anonymous on September 20, 2019 at 2:17 am

        Read it again Vicky.

  8. research on September 19, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Well, I’ll be damned…I would’ve thought The Frying Pan would’ve been the first place to catch fire on that road…

    • Ltowntaxpayer on September 19, 2019 at 8:55 am

      Is that a threat?

    • vicky roberts on September 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

      I thought the same exact thing when I got the text about the fire..

  9. Calvert resident on September 19, 2019 at 8:36 am

    why is it that every fire Calvert has firefighters get hurt and the building burns to the ground??? do we need better firefighters?

    • Anonymous on September 19, 2019 at 10:13 am

      Go to your nearest fire department, apply, go through some training and put the fires out yourself big shot

    • GetRealFireEMS on September 19, 2019 at 10:15 am

      No, just real firefighters. All we have are volunteers, dressing up like firefighters. They are basically “decoys”, to fool the public.

      • anonymous on September 19, 2019 at 3:12 pm

        I don’t know where you are from but, most of Maryland is protected by Volunteers. Yes there are “professional” firefighters around the state. What makes them professional? A paycheck? There are quite a lot of the Volunteers in the Southern Maryland area that are “Professionals” in other areas. I take it when the “Professionals” go to the Volunteer Fire Departments they are now “Decoys” as you put it.

        • Free Stuff for All on September 20, 2019 at 6:10 am

          They would most likely be SCABS. Maybe they could come to your office, or jobsite and do your job for free? Then, you could go home and watch The View.

          • anonymous on September 20, 2019 at 3:42 pm

            How about walking into the Kentland VFD and call them “SCABS”. They are 100% Volunteer and the majority of them work for DCFD

          • NoFreeRiders on September 21, 2019 at 10:12 am

            Right on! These worthless SCAB hobbyists need to get a new hobby. Anyone who supports them is either another SCAB, or an idiot.

    • Anonymous on September 19, 2019 at 11:06 am

      You see fires around 1 am aren’t reported until they’re well off so by the time firefighters get there it’s too late to save it.

    • Anonymous on September 19, 2019 at 11:08 am

      By the time the fire was reported it was already a pretty big fire so you can’t blame them.

    • Anonymous on September 19, 2019 at 11:10 am

      So who’s going to do it if volunteers don’t? Hope your house catches on fire while there’s no one to help you.

    • anonymous on September 19, 2019 at 3:06 pm

      I don’t know what the injury was but it could be anything from a twisted ankle due to
      stepping in a hole or something more serious. I think you need to check with other jurisdictions. They also have firefighters that get hurt.

    • Anonymous on September 19, 2019 at 4:01 pm

      Have you seen our Volunteer members? The only thing they’ll race to is a beer and/or donut.

  10. Mom on September 19, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Sorry for the stupid comments that are on this article. Many people have lost employment and customers inconvenienced as well as a huge financial loss for the owners. Your comments just show your ignorance.

    • Anonymous on September 19, 2019 at 4:02 pm

      There was only like 5 people there and they worked off commission. They’ll have to go back to the dealership..

      • Mom on September 20, 2019 at 9:18 am

        Not worth a response.

        • Anonymous on September 22, 2019 at 6:40 am

          But you felt the need…..

  11. Anonymous on September 19, 2019 at 9:31 am

    911 operators do sometimes ask questions that don’t have answers, like street addresses when caller was on a boat.

    • Anonymous on September 19, 2019 at 11:43 am

      Yeah – or like asking your level of education when you have none.

  12. Lynn Friedrich on September 19, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Personally know one of the PFVFD, long retired, volunteer, up at 1am , in the video, risking life & doing his “job” for us. THANK YOU all who serve & volunteer, period. Sad situation loss of business & property.

  13. Stating the facts on September 19, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Its not that much of a financial lost to the owner because they will make up the profit because one of the doctors for tidewater is a co-owner for the medical marijuana place in Charlotte Hall – so they got plenty of money to buzz around on…

    • Anonymous on September 20, 2019 at 8:14 pm

      And

  14. Kathy on September 19, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    What is wrong with you people? This is a tragic loss. Thank God no one was injured.

    • Mom on September 20, 2019 at 9:20 am

      I agree Kathy! Shameful!

      • Michele Serrano on September 20, 2019 at 8:13 pm

        It is shameful! This is my dental office. I think they are great. Friendly, personal-able, professional. No dentist is cheap. You get what you pay for. The most important thing is that everyone is safe. I can’t believe that some of you are being so rude and inconsiderate. Nothing good to say about them say nothing at all. Prayers to everyone that has been affected by this tragedy.

      • Cheryl on September 20, 2019 at 9:36 pm

        I agree with both of you Mom and Kathy!

  15. Anonymous on September 19, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    To all the brave fire fighters who risked their lives for the sake of safety and protecting us from danger, thank you! From Tidewater Dental.

  16. Anonymous on September 20, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Crews crossed the bridge without incident… there’s a win!

  17. Anoonymous on September 20, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    thoughts and prayers

  18. Chris on September 20, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    That was my dentist I love that dentist R.I.P Tide water dental

    • Anonymous on September 22, 2019 at 6:42 am

      No one died you moron

      • Meme on September 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

        The building did!

  19. Concerned on September 20, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Why are there such comments. My husband was a volunteer in our home town and because of training he and his peers saved many buildings. Who do you want to call if there were a fire on your property ???