Fire & Rescue

Police in Calvert County Investigating Motorcycle Crash in Owings That Killed 52-Year-Old North Beach Man

Police in Calvert County Investigating Motorcycle Crash in Owings That Killed 52-Year-Old North Beach Man

On April 29, 2024, at approximately 6:26 p.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau responded to the 3700 block of Chaneyville Road in Owings, for the report of a motorcycle crash. Upon arrival, units discovered a motorcycle just off the roadway and the operator of the motorcycle was deceased. The Crash...
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Woman Flown Out with Serious Injuries After Horse and Buggy Accident with SUV in Leonardtown

Woman Flown Out with Serious Injuries After Horse and Buggy Accident with SUV in Leonardtown

On April 30, 2024, at approximately 7:50 a.m., Police fire and rescue personnel responded to Loveville Road in the area of Busy Corner Road in Leonardtown for a serious motor vehicle accident involving a horse and buggy. Crews arrived at the scene to find a rear-end collision involving a SUV and an Amish buggy...
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Child Flown to Children’s Center After Rollover Collision in Waldorf

Child Flown to Children’s Center After Rollover Collision in Waldorf

On Monday, April 29, 2024, at approximately 9:06 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of St. Charles Parkway and St. Marks Drive in Waldorf, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with one vehicle overturned and one trapped. 911 callers reported a vehicle overturned with one adult female and one child...
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First Responders from Charles, St. Mary’s and Calvert County Respond to Multiple Motor Vehicle Collisions in Hughesville

First Responders from Charles, St. Mary’s and Calvert County Respond to Multiple Motor Vehicle Collisions in Hughesville

UPDATE @ 10:33 a.m.: Ambulance from Cavlert, and St. Mary’s responding to the scene, all other fire department services cancelled. Roadwill will be open within the next 45 minutes. Expect extended delays. SMECO has been requested to respond due to a damaged utility pole. 4/29/2024: On Monday, April 29, 2024, at 10:20 a.m., police,...
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K9 Taylor Joins the Office of the State Fire Marshal

K9 Taylor Joins the Office of the State Fire Marshal

When K9 Sky retired in March, she probably hoped she could kick back and take it easy, but little did she know she would turn around and help show her new sister, K9 Taylor, the way. When K9 Sky retired in March, she probably hoped she could kick back and take it easy, but...
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One Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Classic Car in Callaway

One Injured After Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Classic Car in Callaway

On Sunday, April 28, 2024, at approximately 6:20 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Piney Point Road and Take It Easy Ranch Road in Callaway, for a motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 1950’s Chevrolet and an SUV involved in a t-bone...
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No Injuries Reported After Large Garage Fire in Sunderland

No Injuries Reported After Large Garage Fire in Sunderland

On Sunday, April 28, 2024, at approximately 2:15 p.m., firefighters from Huntingtown, North Beach, St. Leonard, Dunkirk and surrounding departments reported to the 7000 block of Dorothy Drive in Sunderland, for the reported structure on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 2 story detached garage with heavy fire showing. Firefighters extinguished...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating and Seeking Information in Connection to 15-Year-Old Being Stabbed At St. Charles Towne Center

UPDATE: Police Investigating and Seeking Information in Connection to 15-Year-Old Being Stabbed At St. Charles Towne Center

UPDATE 4/29/2024: On Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 9:05 p.m., officers were working secondary employment at a carnival in the parking lot at St. Charles Towne Center when a 15-year-old male approached and said he had been shot. The officers provided first aid until EMS responded and transported the teen to a hospital. It...
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Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters – Event to Remember Our Fallen Heroes

Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters – Event to Remember Our Fallen Heroes

Each year firefighters from across the nation gather in Emmitsburg, Maryland at the National Fire Academy to honor their fallen brothers and sisters from the previous year, who lost their lives in the line of duty. This is a solemn event that is held dear to firefighters and the Fire Hero families who have...
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UPDATE: 19-Year-Old Killed After Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

UPDATE: 19-Year-Old Killed After Motor Vehicle Collision in Mechanicsville

On Saturday, April 27, 2024, at approximately 5:06 p.m., Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported 2-car collision at the intersection of Budds Creek Road and Mechanicsville Road in Mechanicsville. The preliminary investigation revealed a 2021 Honda Accord, operated by Autumn Leighanne Compton, 19, of Cobb Island, attempted to...
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No Injuries Reported After House Fire in Waldorf, Cause Under Investigation

No Injuries Reported After House Fire in Waldorf, Cause Under Investigation

On Friday, April 27, 2024, at approximately 8:58 p.m., firefighters from Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments responded to the 10000 block of Lyles Place in Waldorf, for the structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single story residence with fire showing. Firefighters utilized two attack lines and made entry...
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77th Annual Southern Maryland Convention Parade Called Off – Event Now Held at Blue Crabs Stadium in Waldorf, Sunday April 28th, 2024

77th Annual Southern Maryland Convention Parade Called Off – Event Now Held at Blue Crabs Stadium in Waldorf, Sunday April 28th, 2024

Unfortunately the Southern Maryland Convention Parade this year has been called off due to Charles County Officials not signing off on the permits for parade routes presented, due to the area being too busy. Instead, the 77th Annual Convention will be Sunday, April 28, 2024, 12:00 p.m., located at the Bluecrabs Stadium, 11765 St...
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Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire in Hollywood

Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire in Hollywood

On Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at approximately 1:45 p.m., Firefighters from the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the 25500 block of Vista Road, in Hollywood for the vehicle fire. Engine 72 and Tanker 74 responded with 10 firfighters. Units arrived on the scene to find a box truck on fire. Crews made...
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No Injuries Reported After Townhouse Fire in Waldorf, Cause Remains Under Investigation

No Injuries Reported After Townhouse Fire in Waldorf, Cause Remains Under Investigation

On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 2:08 p.m., firefighters responded to 11264 Flagstaff Place in Waldorf, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a three story end of the row townhouse with fire showing from the second floor balcony. Firefighters extinguished the fire in under 20 minutes. No injuries...
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UPDATE: Tall Timbers House Fire Causes Over $1.3 Million in Damage, Cause of Fire Remains Under Investigation

UPDATE: Tall Timbers House Fire Causes Over $1.3 Million in Damage, Cause of Fire Remains Under Investigation

UPDATE 4/25/2024: On Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at approximately 3:55 a.m., firefighters from Second District and surrounding departments responded to 17581 Whitestone Drive in Tall Timbers, for the reported structure fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two and a half story residence fully engulfed in flames threatening two nearby residences and...
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UPDATE: 6 Displaced After House Fire in Waldorf, State Fire Marshal Investigation Ongoing

UPDATE: 6 Displaced After House Fire in Waldorf, State Fire Marshal Investigation Ongoing

UPDATE 4/25/2024: On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at approximately 5:47 p.m., firefighters from Waldorf and surrounding departments responded to 2129 Briarwood Drive in Waldorf, for the reported house on fire. Crews arrived on the scene within minutes of dispatch to find fire showing from the rear of the split foyer single family dwelling. Firefighters...
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UPDATE: 2-Alarm Fire at Champion Auto Parts in Valley Lee Ruled Accidental by Fire Marshal

UPDATE: 2-Alarm Fire at Champion Auto Parts in Valley Lee Ruled Accidental by Fire Marshal

UPDATE 4/24/2024 @ 9:50 a.m.: The Office of the State Fire Marshal estimated the total financial loss at $1,100,000. The loss of  the structure was estimated at $600,000 and the contents were valued at $500,000. Over 95 firefighters responded to the incident and the fire was placed under control in 2 hours. The cause...
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision in Waldorf That Killed Fort Washington Man

UPDATE: Police Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision in Waldorf That Killed Fort Washington Man

UPDATE 4/23/2024: On Monday, April 22, 2024, at approximately 2:58 p.m., Troopers from Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack responded to United States Route 301 (Crain Hwy) at Acton Lane for a report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Due to the circumstances, the Maryland State Police CRASH Team responded to assume the investigation....
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Woman Flown to Trauma Center After Striking NAS Patuxent River Security Fencing in Lexington Park

Woman Flown to Trauma Center After Striking NAS Patuxent River Security Fencing in Lexington Park

On Monday, April 22, 2024, at approximately 10:02 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Three Notch Road and Melissa Moore Lane in Lexington Park, for a motor vehicle collision with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and into the NAS Patuxent...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Three Separate Fatal Collisions Over Weekend

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Three Separate Fatal Collisions Over Weekend

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal three-vehicle collision that occurred in Oxon Hill on Friday. The deceased passenger of one of the involved vehicles is 71-year-old Herminia Gamit of Suitland. On April 19, 2024, at approximately 1:20 pm, officers responded to a collision in the...
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Anne Arundel County Firefighters Respond to 2-Alarm House Fire in Baltimore City, One Citizen and Multiple Puppies Saved

Anne Arundel County Firefighters Respond to 2-Alarm House Fire in Baltimore City, One Citizen and Multiple Puppies Saved

The Baltimore City Fire Department and Anne Arundel County Fire Department responded to a two alarm fire in the 4200 block of Morrison Court in Curtis Bay in Baltimore City on Monday, April 22, 2024. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find fire and smoke showing from the two story middle of the group...
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Patuxent River Sailor Commended for Providing Life-Saving Roadside Assistance After Tragic Crash in Hollywood

Patuxent River Sailor Commended for Providing Life-Saving Roadside Assistance After Tragic Crash in Hollywood

Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Isaiah Mercado is no stranger to high-stress scenarios. As a Navy armament weapons support equipment technician with Navy Munitions Command Atlantic Detachment Patuxent River (NMCLANT DET Pax) his duties include supporting both air- and surface-launched weapons by performing intermediate level maintenance on both peculiar and common ordnance handling and transportation...
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Suspect Wanted for Gym Shooting in Custody, Victim Shot More Than 5 Times Over Basketball Argument

Suspect Wanted for Gym Shooting in Custody, Victim Shot More Than 5 Times Over Basketball Argument

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Gun Crimes Unit identified and charged the suspect wanted for a recent shooting at a gym in the city of Glenarden. The suspect is 24-year-old Nelson Ballard III of Landover. On April 11, 2024, at approximately 8:30 pm, officers with the Glenarden Police Department responded to the 9400...
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UPDATE: Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed a 21-Year-Old Motorcyclist and Child

UPDATE: Police in St. Mary’s County Investigating Motor Vehicle Collision That Killed a 21-Year-Old Motorcyclist and Child

UPDATE 4/19/2024: The juvenile passenger from the SUV that was transported to Children’s Hospital has succumbed to her injuries. UPDATE 4/7/2024: On Sunday, April 7, 2024, at approximately 10:19 a.m., were dispatched to the scene of an automobile collision involving a motorcycle and an SUV at Three Notch Road and Tom Hodges Drive in Hollywood....
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UPDATE: Suspect in Sledgehammer Assault Two Weeks Ago in St. Mary’s County Still on the Run

UPDATE: Suspect in Sledgehammer Assault Two Weeks Ago in St. Mary’s County Still on the Run

UPDATE 4/18/2024: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Devone Articis Hall, 33, no fixed address, in connection with an assault that happened on April 3, 2024, in Lexington Park. The suspect is approximately 5’ 6” tall with a thin build. UPDATE 4/3/2024 @ 3:15 P.M.: On April 3, 2024,...
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