Fire & Rescue

Vehicle Arson Currently Under Investigation in Calvert

Vehicle Arson Currently Under Investigation in Calvert

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019 approximately 4:00 a.m., police responded to 9120 Pardoe Road in Lusby, for the vehicle fire reported out. Police arrived on the scene to find a 2005 Ford F-350 truck with fire damage to the interior of the vehicle. No fire department services were needed. The owner was identified as...
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Maryland State Fire Marshal Issues Open Burn Safety Notice

Maryland State Fire Marshal Issues Open Burn Safety Notice

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has seen numerous burn injuries as a result of open air burning this month. State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci would like to remind residents about the necessary steps to reduce their risk of injury while conducting an open air burn. “Burning a large pile of brush...
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Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Invites Public to Attend Southern Maryland Fireman’s Association Apparatus Muster on Sunday, October 13, 2019

Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department Invites Public to Attend Southern Maryland Fireman’s Association Apparatus Muster on Sunday, October 13, 2019

On Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m., the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association will be hosting an antique fire apparatus muster at MFRI’s Southern Maryland Regional Training Academy at 10375 Audie Lane in La Plata. Visitors will be able to view new and old apparatus side by side to see...
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No Injuries Reported After School Bus Hits Deer in Lexington Park

No Injuries Reported After School Bus Hits Deer in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at approximately 7:00 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Three Notch Road and Park Hall Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a school bus. Crews arrived on the scene to find the single vehicle, a St. Mary’s County Public School Bus 583...
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3-Year-Old Flown to Trauma Center After Being Struck and Dragged by Vehicle in La Plata

3-Year-Old Flown to Trauma Center After Being Struck and Dragged by Vehicle in La Plata

On Sunday, September 15, 2019, at approximately 6:45 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Highland Farm Court in La Plata, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. Dispatch advised they were pre-launching a helicopter for the victim. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the roadway....
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First Responders Tips on Teaching Children to Call 9-1-1

First Responders Tips on Teaching Children to Call 9-1-1

The Charles County Volunteer Firemen’s Association, Inc, and Charles County Association of Emergency Medical Services, Inc. provided useful tips for teaching children, and even adults on how to call 9-11 and provide useful and needed information to the 911 call takers, dispatchers, and first responders. Do Not use the term “nine-eleven” since there is...
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Police Investigating Hit and Run that Killed 29-Year-Old Waldorf Man

Police Investigating Hit and Run that Killed 29-Year-Old Waldorf Man

On September 17 at 1:52 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Piney Church Road at Poston Drive in Waldorf for the report of a man lying on the side of the street. When officers arrived, they discovered the man was deceased and had apparently been struck by a vehicle. A...
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State Fire Marshal Investigating Arson Fire in White Plains After Unknown Suspect Tries to Set House on Fire

State Fire Marshal Investigating Arson Fire in White Plains After Unknown Suspect Tries to Set House on Fire

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, at approximately 1:00 a.m., firefighters from La Plata and surrounding departments responded to 9901 Rhodes Way in White Plains, for the reported structure fire. 15 firefighters responded and extinguished the fire in under 10 minutes. The owner/occupants is currently unknown. The fire was called in by a passer-by. The...
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UPDATE: Troopers Continue Investigation Into Reported Shooting In St. Mary’s County

UPDATE: Troopers Continue Investigation Into Reported Shooting In St. Mary’s County

State troopers from the Criminal Enforcement Division at Leonardtown Barrack are actively investigating a reported shooting in St. Mary’s County. The victim is not being identified at this time. Investigators do not believe this is a random act of violence. At approximately 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2019 police responded to the area...
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Firefighters in St. Mary’s and Charles County Respond to Large Brush Fire in Mechanicsville

Firefighters in St. Mary’s and Charles County Respond to Large Brush Fire in Mechanicsville

On Monday, September 16, 2019, at approximately 2:20 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville responded to 27100 Budds Creek Road and Knotts Lane in Mechanicsville, for the reported small outside fire spreading towards the woods. Crews arrived on the scene to find an approximate 200 square foot area on fire and spreading. The first arriving unit...
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Bus 592 Involved in Minor Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

Bus 592 Involved in Minor Motor Vehicle Accident in Leonardtown

On Monday, September 16, 2019, at approximately 2:35 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of 27000 Point Lookout Road and Juniors Court in Leonardtown, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a school bus. Crews arrived on the scene to find Bus 592 and a van on the shoulder of...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Crash in Loveville That Sends Two Patients to Trauma Centers

UPDATE: Police Investigating Crash in Loveville That Sends Two Patients to Trauma Centers

On September 14, 2019, at approximately 2:29 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 28400 block of Point Lookout Road, in the area of Loveville Road, in Loveville, for the reported motor vehicle collision. Deputies arrived on scene and located two vehicles involved in the collision, with one of...
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AUDIO: 20 Year-Old Male Flown After Jumping from 3-Story Window at St. Mary’s College in St. Mary’s City

AUDIO: 20 Year-Old Male Flown After Jumping from 3-Story Window at St. Mary’s College in St. Mary’s City

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, at approximately 1:20 a.m., emergency medical personnel responded to 19065 Hill Commons Drive in Saint Marys City, for the reported injuries after a fall. St. Mary’s College Public Safety reported a 20-year-old male had injuries after jumping from a 3-story window at the Prince George Hall. Crews arrived on...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Small Plane Crash Into A Vehicle In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Small Plane Crash Into A Vehicle In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating after a small plane crashed into at least one passenger vehicle on Route 50 Thursday morning in Prince George’s County. Around 11:20 a.m., on Thursday, September 12, 2019, troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to eastbound Route 50 at Church Road on a report of...
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Firefighters in Calvert Quickly Extinguish Prince Frederick Kitchen Fire

Firefighters in Calvert Quickly Extinguish Prince Frederick Kitchen Fire

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, at approximately 8:50 p.m., firefighters from Prince Frederick and surrounding departments responded to 4010 Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick, for the reported kitchen fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire showing from a one story residence. Firefighters extinguished the fire in approximately 15 minutes, and operated...
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Hogan Administration Announces Nearly $12 Million Highway Safety Grant Funds Allocated for Nearly 100 Agencies

Hogan Administration Announces Nearly $12 Million Highway Safety Grant Funds Allocated for Nearly 100 Agencies

As part of its ongoing commitment to prevent vehicle crashes and save lives on Maryland roads, the Hogan Administration has announced the statewide distribution of nearly $12 million in federal highway safety funds. The funds will be dispersed by the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office to nearly...
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One Seriously Injured After Dirt-Bike Crash in Hughesville

One Seriously Injured After Dirt-Bike Crash in Hughesville

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019 , at approximately 4:00 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to 6700 block of Pale Morning Court in Hughesville, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. Dispatched advised responding units that the 911 caller reported a 16 year-old male on a dirt bike was struck by...
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Driver Crashes SUV After Running from Police in Lexington Park and Flees the Scene on Foot with Two-Year-Old Child

Driver Crashes SUV After Running from Police in Lexington Park and Flees the Scene on Foot with Two-Year-Old Child

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at approximately 12:45 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Willows Road and Harvard Lane in Lexington Park, for the motor vehicle accident reported serious with one vehicle overturned. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the roadway on it’s side,...
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Driver Injured After Striking Multiple Parked Vehicles in Lexington Park

Driver Injured After Striking Multiple Parked Vehicles in Lexington Park

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, at approximately 3:30 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Midway Drive and Yorktown Road in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find three vehicles in the roadway. The operator of the vehicle was reportedly approaching Great Mills...
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One Injured After Motorcycle Rear-ends SUV in Lexington Park

One Injured After Motorcycle Rear-ends SUV in Lexington Park

On Thursday, September 5, 2019, at approximately 4:15 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of the Tackle Box on Three Notch Road and FDR Boulevard in Lexington Park, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles in the roadway in...
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Firefighters Currently Fighting Large Brush Fire in La Plata After a High Tension Power Cable Line Fell

Firefighters Currently Fighting Large Brush Fire in La Plata After a High Tension Power Cable Line Fell

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at approximately 5:05 p.m., firefighters from Charles, Calvert, Prince George, and St. Mary’s County responded to the area of La Plata Road and Hawkins Gate Road in La Plata, for the reported large fire involving power lines. Firefighters reported an estimated 19 acres were on fire. Charles County Volunteer...
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UPDATE: Dog Perishes and House Destroyed After Fire in Mechanicsville, Cause Still Under Investigation

UPDATE: Dog Perishes and House Destroyed After Fire in Mechanicsville, Cause Still Under Investigation

UPDATE 9/11/19: On Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at approximately 2:40 p.m., firefighters from Mechanicsville and surrounding departments responded to 25680 Grandiflora Court in Mechanicsville, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a one story single family home with fire showing. The owner/occupant has been identified as Rae Costanzo....
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St. Mary’s County Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Beating Victim Unconscious

St. Mary’s County Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Beating Victim Unconscious

On September 3, 2019, at approximately 9:00 p.m. deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 46200 block of Mako Way in Lexington Park, for the reported injured/unconscious subject. A 31-year-old male victim, from Lexington Park, was discovered in a residential parking lot with blood coming from his mouth and ears....
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Maryland Firefighters Deployed to California to Assist in Fighting Wildfires

Maryland Firefighters Deployed to California to Assist in Fighting Wildfires

Maryland has assembled and mobilized a crew of wildland firefighters to help battle ongoing wildfires in northern California as part of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. It’s the first out-of-state deployment for a Maryland crew this season. The 20-person crew assembled this weekend at the Madonna Ranger Station...
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Drunk Driver Arrested at Scene of Rollover Crash in Hollywood

Drunk Driver Arrested at Scene of Rollover Crash in Hollywood

On Sunday, September 8, 2019, at approximately 5:45 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of Lawrence Hayden Road and Airport View Drive in Hollywood, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle overturned off the roadway. Two patients refused medical...
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