Fire & Rescue

UPDATE: Firefighters Battle Blaze in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: Firefighters Battle Blaze in Mechanicsville

On Sunday, Feb. 12 around 5:15 p.m., over 28 firefighters from Mechanicsville VFD, Seventh District VFD and Hughesville VFD responded to report of a house fire in the 26600 block of Lawrence Adams Drive in Mechanicsville. Crews arrived on scene to discover a single family, single story home with fire in the attached garage with...
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Firefighters Battling House Fire in Great Mills

Firefighters Battling House Fire in Great Mills

On Friday, Feb. 10 shortly after 6 a.m., fire and rescue crews were alerted to report of a house fire in Great Mills. Firefighters responded to the 45300 block of Heather Street to discover a two story single family home with fire in the basement. All of the occupants were able to escape without...
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Bomb Squad Called Out to Local Car Wash

Bomb Squad Called Out to Local Car Wash

The Maryland State Fire Marshall Bomb Squad is investigating a suspicious package at the Callaway Rentals Car Wash in Callaway. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office along with the Maryland State Fire Marshall Bomb Squad responded to the 20800 block of Callaway Village Way in Callaway around 7:33 p.m. on Feb. 7. Investigation revealed an...
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UPDATE: Vehicle Overturned on NB Route 4

UPDATE: Vehicle Overturned on NB Route 4

UPDATE 10 a.m. Police have cleared the scene, traffic is flowing once again along NB Rt. 4 at Mt. Harmony. Vehicle Overturned on NB Route 4 Authorities in Calvert County are on the scene of a serious auto accident in Owings. Police and rescue responded to a vehicle overturned along northbound Route 4 and...
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Route 231 Re-opened

Route 231 Re-opened

UPDATE 2:15 p.m. Route 231 has reopened as of 2:15 p.m. ORIGINAL STORY Route 231 in Calvert Shut Down Authorities in Calvert County are on the scene of a serious auto accident along Route 231 at JW Williams Drive in Prince Frederick. Route 231 is shut down in both directions as of 1:50 p.m....
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Driver Injured After Vehicle Takes Out Utility Pole

Driver Injured After Vehicle Takes Out Utility Pole

On Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 3:34 a.m, Second District Volunteers were dispatched to a reported single vehicle accident with entrapment in the 19100 block of St. George’s Church Road in the area of St. Georges Catholic Church in Valley Lee. Crews arrived on scene to discover a single vehicle into a pole with wires down across the...
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Motorcyclist Flown to Shock Trauma

Motorcyclist Flown to Shock Trauma

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating a crash in the Redgate area of Leonardtown that has left a motorcyclist seriously injured. Fire and rescue crews responded to the 23200 block of Point Lookout Road on Tuesday, Feb. 7 around 6:40 p.m. for report of an accident with injuries. Crews arrived on scene to...
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Hollywood Garage up in Flames

Hollywood Garage up in Flames

On Monday, Feb. 6 around 6:30 p.m., multiple fire and rescue crews responded to the report of a house fire in the 26100 block of South Sandgates Road in Hollywood. Crews arrived on scene to discover a large detached garage fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters made an aggressive attack on the blaze and were able to...
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Explosive Found in Local Neighborhood

Explosive Found in Local Neighborhood

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Maryland State Fire Marshalls Office with an IED investigation in one Waldorf neighborhood. Bomb Technicians and a Deputy State Fire Marshall responded to the 2700 block of Grindall Court in the Bannister neighborhood on Monday, Feb. 6 around 11:59 a.m., after the discovery of 5 chemical...
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Pedestrian Struck on Great Mills Road

Pedestrian Struck on Great Mills Road

On Sunday, Feb. 5 around 6:15 p.m., Bay District Volunteer Fire Department and Lexington Park Rescue Squad in St. Mary’s County responded to report of an accident involving a pedestrian along the 21600 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Crews arrived on scene to discover a pedestrian had been struck by a...
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Firefighters Injured While Battling Calvert House Fire

Firefighters Injured While Battling Calvert House Fire

Maryland State Fire Marshall’s are investigating a house fire in Calvert County that destroyed a home in Owings. Over 40 firefighters from Huntingtown, Deale, Dunkirk, North Beach, Prince Frederick, Harwood/Lothian VFD responded to the 2600 blk of Kerry Ct. in Owings around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. Crews arrived on scene to discover...
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UPDATE : NB Route 4 Re-opened at Brickhouse Rd

UPDATE : NB Route 4 Re-opened at Brickhouse Rd

UPDATE 1:40 p.m. NB Route 4 has reopened at Brickhouse Rd in Dunkirk as of 1:40 p.m. on Feb. 3. ORIGINAL STORY North bound Route 4 is shut down at Brickhouse Rd in Dunkirk as of 1 p.m. on Feb. 3, due to serious auto accident.
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Accident Involving Police Cruiser in Lexington Park

Accident Involving Police Cruiser in Lexington Park

On Friday, Feb. 3 around 1:25 a.m., fire and rescue responded to report of an accident in the 21700 block of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Crews arrived on scene to discover two vehicles to include an SUV and a St. Mary’s County Police Cruiser. Two patients inside the SUV were transported to...
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Vehicle Rollover, Pole and Wires Down in Lexington Park

Vehicle Rollover, Pole and Wires Down in Lexington Park

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of a vehicle rollover in Lexington Park. Bay District Fire Volunteer Fire Department and Lexington Park Rescue Squad responded to Esperanza Drive and Calvert View Drive in the Esperanza Farms sub-division around 8:25 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 Investigation revealed a single vehicle, a Toyota...
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Firefighters Battling Brush Fire in Lusby

Firefighters Battling Brush Fire in Lusby

Firefighters in Calvert and St. Mary’s County are on the scene of a brush fire in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates in Lusby. The fire was reported around 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1. in the area of Gringo Road and Stagecoach Trail. No injuries have been reported. More details to follow as they become...
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Firefighters Battle Trailer Fire in Lexington Park

Firefighters Battle Trailer Fire in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, Jan. 31 around 12:30 p.m., firefighters from Bay District and the NAS Patuxent River were alerted to report of a house fire in Lexington Park. Fire crews responded to the blaze in the 46400 block of Chapman Drive to discover a kitchen fire in a trailer. All of the occupants were able to escape...
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HAZMAT Crews Responding to Overturned Dump Truck

HAZMAT Crews Responding to Overturned Dump Truck

Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of an overturned dump truck in Leonardtown. Police and fire were dispatched to report of an overturned vehicle around 12:45 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 in the 42900 block of Heritage Drive and Route 5 in the area of Wilderness Run. Crews arrived on scene...
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UPDATE: Gas Leak in Prince Frederick

UPDATE: Gas Leak in Prince Frederick

UPDATE 12:15 p.m. Traffic is once again flowing back to normal in the Prince Frederick area following the early morning gas leak. ORIGINAL STORY Authorities in Calvert County are on the scene of an active gas leak in Prince Frederick along Prince Frederick Blvd. and Costley Way. The incident was reported around 8 a.m. on...
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UPDATE: Body Found in Breton Bay Identified

UPDATE: Body Found in Breton Bay Identified

UPDATE 1/29/2012 The St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations is an investigative team comprised of Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack. The unit was established on July 1, 2003 and is based in Leonardtown, Maryland. On January 28, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. two kayakers...
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Car Into a Pole, Two Flown to Shock Trauma

Car Into a Pole, Two Flown to Shock Trauma

On Friday, Jan. 27 around 8:30 p.m., fire and rescue responded to report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the 27000 block of Laurel Grove Road in Laurel Grove. Crews from Mechanicsville VFD and rescue from Hollywood and Mechanicsville arrived on scene to discover a single vehicle into a pole with a male and...
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Drunk Driver Sentenced to One Year In Jail for School Bus Crash

Drunk Driver Sentenced to One Year In Jail for School Bus Crash

UPDATE Jan. 27 John Patrick Kravats, 45 of Mechanicsville, Md., was sentenced to one year in jail after he pleaded guilty January 25, 2012 to failing to yield the right of way and driving under the influence that caused a three vehicle motor vehicle collision involving a school bus transporting the girls’ basketball team from...
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Woman Jumps From Second Floor Window to Escape House Fire

Woman Jumps From Second Floor Window to Escape House Fire

Deputy State Fire Marshals have determined the cause of a January 26, house fire at 917 Copley Avenue in Waldorf was the result of unattended lit candles in the first floor living room of the two story, split level wood frame home. The 7:43 a.m. one alarm fire was brought under control within fifteen minutes by approximately...
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Traffic Alert: Thomas Johnson Bridge

Traffic Alert: Thomas Johnson Bridge

Police are on the scene of a broken down vehicle on top of the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons. The broken down vehicle was reported around 4:20 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26. Traffic is backed up on the St. Mary’s side to Route 235. Expect major delays.
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Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Waldorf

Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Waldorf

On Jan. 26 at 2:26 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the 2300 block of Ironwood Drive in Waldorf for the reported motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers discovered the driver of the vehicle was deceased. The driver was identified as Kenneth Fitzgerald Kelley, 47, of Forest Heights, Md. Traffic Operations Unit investigators...
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Rt. 231 Reopened Following Head-on Collision

Rt. 231 Reopened Following Head-on Collision

UPDATE 12 p.m. Route 231 at the bridge has been reopened. Three patients were transported to Calvert Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. ORIGINIAL STORY Head-on Collision on Route 231 Fire and rescue crews in Calvert and Charles County are on the scene of a head-on collision...
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