Mechanicsville House Fire Caused by Discarded Smoking Materials, No Injuries Reported

April 11, 2022

UPDATE 4/11/2022: On Sunday, April 10, 2022, at 11:00 p.m., firefighters from Charles and St. Mary’s County responded to 26076 Sycamore Drive in Mechanicsville, for the reported house on fire.

Crews arrived on the scene to find a one-story single family residence with fire throughout.

The owner is identified as Kyle Swann, with the estimated loss of structure and contents valued at $225,000.00

60 firefighters responded and controlled the fire in under 30 minutes.

Investigation determined the fire started on the rear deck and extended into the residence. The occupant of the home was alerted to the fire by working smoke alarms installed in the home.

Investigators determined the fire was caused by discarded smoking materials.

No injuries were reported.

The family currently has a GoFundMe setup for the owner and family affected by this incident. Donate by clicking here.

4/10/2022: On Sunday, April 10, 2022, at approximately 11:00 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Leonardtown, Newburg, Seventh District and Hughesville responded to the residence next to 26080 Sycamore Drive in Mechanicsville, for the reported house on fire.

The 911 caller reported their neighbors residence was fully engulfed in flames, the occupant was reportedly out of the residence.

Crews arrived on the scene and found a 1-story residence fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters extinguished the fire in approximately 30 minutes, and operated on the scene for approximately 2 hours.

The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal responded and is investigating the fire.

No known injuries were reported.

Updates will be provided when they become available.