Fire & Rescue

Fire Destroys Home in Coltons Point

Fire Destroys Home in Coltons Point

On Thursday, December 22, 2016 at approximately 5:25 a.m., firefighters from the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments responded to a house fire at 20171 Windy Lane, in Coltons Point. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a 2wo story wood framed single family dwelling with heavy fire showing. The total damages to...
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UPDATE – VIDEO: Fire That Destroyed Home in Medleys Neck Ruled Accidental

UPDATE – VIDEO: Fire That  Destroyed Home in Medleys Neck Ruled Accidental

UPDATE 12/21/2016: The owner of the home, Mr. D. Triantos, turned on the oil furnace for the first time this winter and within seconds he heard sounds from the furnace and noticed thick soot on the floor near the base. A short time later, flames emitted from the furnace and quickly spread. The occupant was...
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Police and Rescue Personnel Respond to Great Mills for Missing 4-Year-Old

Police and Rescue Personnel Respond to Great Mills for Missing 4-Year-Old

On Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Police were dispatched to Towey Court in Great Mills for a report of a missing child. The missing child was described as white 4-year-old male wearing grey pants and a yellow and blue shirt. Police set up a perimeter while rescue personnel searched the area...
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UPDATE: Two Dead in Motor Vehicle Accident on Route 301 in Newburg

UPDATE: Two Dead in Motor Vehicle Accident on Route 301 in Newburg

On December 16, 2016, at approximately 8:00 p.m.,, Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a motor vehicle collision on U.S. Rt. 301 at Orland Park Drive., Newburg. As a result of the collision, there were two fatalities. A preliminary investigation conducted by Troopers from the La Plata Barrack, with...
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Sheriff Evans Involved in Traffic Accident in Huntingtown

Sheriff Evans Involved in Traffic Accident in Huntingtown

On Friday, December 16, 2016, at approximately 6:10 p.m. Sheriff Mike Evans was operating his agency assigned Tahoe, travelling north along Maryland Rt. 261 in the area of Pond Woods Road in Huntingtown. As Sheriff Evans approached Pond Woods Road he observed a Toyota truck travelling eastbound on Pond Woods Road that was not...
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Troopers Investigating Double Fatal Accident on 301 Just North of Nice Bridge

Troopers Investigating Double Fatal Accident on 301 Just North of Nice Bridge

On Friday, December 16, 2016, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to a multi vehicle collision on US Route 301 at Orlando Park Road, Newburg. As a result of the collision there are two confirmed fatalities and the Maryland State Police Crash Team is on scene...
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Lexington Park Apartment Fire Ruled as Arson by Investigators

Lexington Park Apartment Fire Ruled as Arson by Investigators

The State Fire Marshal’s Office was requested to respond for a fire investigation at Queen Anne Park Apartment Complex located at 46759 Marshal Blvd in Lexington Park. The Bay District and local volunteer fire departments were alerted to the fire on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at approximately 9:30 a.m. The two alarm fire was extinguished...
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UPDATE – 5 Videos Added: 2 Alarm Fire Destroys Apartments in Lexington Park

UPDATE – 5 Videos Added: 2 Alarm Fire Destroys Apartments in Lexington Park

On Thursday, December 15, 2016 at approximately 9:30 a.m. a fire was reported at the Queen Anne Apartments on Marshall Boulevard, in Lexington Park. Units arrived on scene and reported heavy smoke showing. Use caution if you are traveling in this area, portions of Great Mills Road are blocked off.
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in Prince George’s County

Shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack received a phone call advising there was a disabled vehicle in the roadway on northbound I-95 near Route 200.  As Troopers were responding, there was a four vehicle collision as a result of the disabled vehicle. Preliminary investigation...
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Fire Crews Return After Battling Blazes in the South

Fire Crews Return After Battling Blazes in the South

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources sent more than a dozen firefighters to battle wildfires this fall in the Southern United States. Crews and three fire engines just returned after serving in Georgia and North Carolina. Answering the call to service were 10 firefighters from the Maryland Forest Service, one from the Maryland Park...
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Elderly Woman Injured in Waldorf Apartment Fire

Elderly Woman Injured in Waldorf Apartment Fire

On Sunday, December 4, 2016, at approximately 10:30 a.m., firefighters from the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department responded to 12140 Ell Lane, Apartment 105, in Waldorf, for the report of an apartment fire. A resident of the apartment building noticed smoke coming from apartment 105. The fire department responded and made entry into the apartment. Upon...
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Police in Charles County Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Pedestrian

Police in Charles County Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Involving Pedestrian

On Sunday, December 4 at approximately 8 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of northbound Crain Highway near Shining Willow Way in La Plata for the report of a car crash involving a pedestrian. A preliminary investigation showed the pedestrian, Lawrence William Velozo, 37, of Newburg, was either sitting...
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Deputies in Calvert County Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash in Sunderland

Deputies in Calvert County Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash in Sunderland

On Thursday, December 1, 2016 at approximately 5:11 p.m. Calvert County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Maryland Route 2 and Federal Oak Drive, in Sunderland for the report of a serious crash. Once on scene deputies observed a 2000 Toyota minivan and a 2013 Infiniti with severe damage as the result of...
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Waldorf Man Receives Serious Burns During House Fire

Waldorf Man Receives Serious Burns During House Fire

Deputy State Fire Marshals are continuing an investigation into the origin and cause of a dwelling fire that caused life threatening smoke inhalation injuries to the adult male homeowner. The November 30, 2016, 6:59 a.m. blaze at 13311 Poplar Hill Road in Waldorf was reported by both the private alarm company and a passerby....
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Two Students at Thomas Stone High School Caught Activating Fire Alarms

Two Students at Thomas Stone High School Caught Activating Fire Alarms

On Tuesday, November 22, and Monday, November 28, 2016, Firefighters responded to Thomas Stone High School, at 3785 Leonardtown Road, in Waldorf for a fire alarm. An investigation revealed the fire alarms at Thomas Stone High School were intentionally activated on two separate occasions. One incident occurred at the end of school on Tuesday, November 22,...
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Body Washed Ashore at Point Lookout State Park Identified as Missing Oxon Hill Man

UPDATE 11/28/2016 @ 1:45 p.m.: The body found at Point Lookout State Park on Sunday, November 27, 2016, has been identified as Ashley Thompson of Oxon Hill, who was last seen on November 13, when he had told his mother he was going out for a while after watching a football game. The 31-year-old Prince George’s County...
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54-Year-Old Hughesville Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Aquasco

54-Year-Old Hughesville Woman Killed in Motor Vehicle Collision in Aquasco

The Prince George’s County Police, Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Aquasco. The victim is 54-year-old Dianna Tatum of Colonial Lane in Hughesville. On Thursday, November 24, 2016, at approximately 3:10 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Aquasco Road and Croom Road for a crash involving...
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46-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman Killed in Thanksgiving Day Car Crash in Waldorf

46-Year-Old Mechanicsville Woman Killed in Thanksgiving Day Car Crash in Waldorf

Members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit are investigating a crash that killed a woman. On Thursday, November 24 at approximately 6:30 p.m., the driver of a Chevy Equinox failed to yield the right of way while attempting to make a left turn from westbound Billingsley Road onto southbound St Charles...
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Hollywood Man Charged with Arson of Grandparents Barn

Hollywood Man Charged with Arson of Grandparents Barn

Deputy State Fire Marshals charged Ian Michael Unkle, 22, of Hollywood, after determining he was responsible for igniting the blaze that destroyed a 16′ x 16′ pole barn on his grandparents property. The  incident occurred on October 12, 2016, at approximately 12:16 a.m., at 43751 Ferguson Road in Hollywood. The suspect received severe 3rd...
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Police in Prince George’s County Investigating Fatal Crash

Police in Prince George’s County Investigating Fatal Crash

The Prince George’s County Police Department Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Fort Washington. The victim is 30-year-old Jamon Beecham of Loughran Terrace in Fort Washington. On Monday, November 21, 2016, around 8:40 am, patrol officers were called to the 13000 block of Old Fort Road for crash involving...
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Elevated Risk of Wildfires in Maryland

Elevated Risk of Wildfires in Maryland

With this fall’s high winds and dry foliage, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources advises citizens to use caution in outdoor fire activities and postpone unnecessary open-air burnings. Wildfires occur in every month in Maryland but generally peak in the spring and fall. Firefighters spent hours battling a 7-acre blaze Sunday just west of Thurmont in Frederick County....
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Electrical Malfunction Blamed for House Fire in Port Republic

Electrical Malfunction Blamed for House Fire in Port Republic

On Friday, November 18, 2016, at approximately 1:30 a.m., firefighters from Calvert County were alerted to report of a house fire on Mills Pond Drive, in Port Republic for a house fire. Crews arrived on scene to discover a two story single family dwelling with fire showing. The owners were woken up by the...
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Early Morning Accident in Lexington Park Sends One to Hospital

Early Morning Accident in Lexington Park Sends One to Hospital

On Friday, November 18, 2016, at approximately 12:25 a.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Three Notch Road in the area of Valley Drive, in Lexington Park. Crews arrived on scene to discover single a Honda CRV off the roadway. The SUV left...
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Early Morning Fire Destroys Hollywood Home

Early Morning Fire Destroys Hollywood Home

On Thursday, November 17, 2016, at approximately 2:30 a.m., firefighters from Leonardtown, Bay District,  7th District and Hollywood Volunteer Fire Departments were alerted to report of a house fire on Hollywood Road in the area of Green Hills Lane, in Hollywood. Crews arrived on scene to discover a one story single family dwelling with heavy fire showing....
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Motor Vehicle Accident in Great Mills Sends Truck up a Pole

Motor Vehicle Accident in Great Mills Sends Truck up a Pole

On Sunday, November 13, 2016, at approximately 9:40 a.m., police, fire and rescue crews responded to a report of an accident with injuries, at the intersection of Chancellors Run Road and Buck Hewitt Road, in Great Mills. Crews arrived on scene to discover a head on collision between a Ford Fusion and a 4×4 Ford pickup...
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