Fire & Rescue

Driver Remains Critical Following Calvert Crash

Driver Remains Critical Following Calvert Crash

On November 29, 2011 at approximately 8:39 p.m,. members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and Crash Reconstruction Team were dispatched to the area of Plum Point Road and Tobacco Road in Huntingtown for the report of a single motor vehicle crash involving injuries. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 GMC Yukon...
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UPDATE: Roadway Reopens Following HAZMAT Emergency – Photos, Names Added

UPDATE: Roadway Reopens Following HAZMAT Emergency – Photos, Names Added

 Fire and Rescue along with HAZMAT teams responded to the 41300 block of Medley’s Neck Road around 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 for report of an overturned vehicle. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a Burch Oil truck into the woods on its side with the driver trapped. Rescue crews worked to extricate the...
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Bay District VFD Receives Donation

John Douglass from SMNEWSNET.com and BDVFD Chief Shawn Downs  On Saturday, Nov. 26 Bay District Volunteer Fire Department played host to a Winter Wonderland and annual tree lighting. Guests enjoyed a magic show, holiday music, crafts for the kids, raffles, a moon bounce, firetruck rides and best of all pictures with Santa. Southern Maryland...
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Home Catches Fire Twice in 24 hrs – VIDEO ADDED

Home Catches Fire Twice in 24 hrs – VIDEO ADDED

Maryland State Fire Marshall’s are investigating a house fire in Great Mills that left a home completely destroyed after firefighters were called to the home twice within 24 hours. On Saturday, Nov. 26 shortly before 4 p.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the 45800 block of Ketch Court in the area of Robert Eliff...
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Thanksgiving Day House Fire

Thanksgiving Day House Fire

On Thanksgiving Day 2011 at 6:13 p.m., Calvert volunteers were called to duty. Fire and rescue crews were dispatched to report of a working house fire in the 6800 block of Kent Road in Sunderland. Crews arrived on scene to discover a one-story single family wood framed residence with smoke showing and a bystander advising one...
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Family Fun at Bay District’s Winter Wonderland

Family Fun at Bay District’s Winter Wonderland

 The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department in Lexington Park located at 46900 South Shangri-La Drive will play host to a Winter Wonderland on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at the fire station from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Santa arrives on a fire truck at 6...
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Toilet Bowl Cleaner Results in HAZMAT Scare

Toilet Bowl Cleaner Results in HAZMAT Scare

Authorities in Calvert County are investigating a HAZMAT incident at the Port Republic Post Office. HAZMAT package delivered to Port Republic Post Office The incident was reported around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23. According to police, a suspicious package was emitting vapors that resulted in two employees getting sick. Calvert County sent their...
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School Bus Accident Caused by Drunk Driver – Multiple Injuries

School Bus Accident Caused by Drunk Driver – Multiple Injuries

On Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at 9:24 p.m,. police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a three vehicle motor vehicle collision involving a school bus transporting the girls’ basketball team from Great Mills High School.  The school bus was returning students to St. Mary’s County after they played a basketball game in Colonial Beach, Va. The...
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School Bus Accident in Lexington Park

School Bus Accident in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, November 22, at approximately 3:55 p.m.,  police and rescue personnel were dispatched to report of a motor vehicle accident involving a school bus in Lexington Park at the intersection of Three Notch Road and FDR Boulevard. Bus number 659 was hit from behind by a blue SUV. The bus was carrying three...
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Police Respond to Two Separate Accidents on Great Mills Road

Police Respond to Two Separate Accidents on Great Mills Road

On Tuesday, Nov. 22 around 12:50 p.m., police and rescue responded to two separate incidents along the 21600 block of Chancellors Run Road in Great Mills. The first incident involved a Dodge Charger that was travelling westbound on Chancellors Run Road and lost its left front wheel. The Charger became disabled and the occupants exited...
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Sunday Crash Leaves Three Injured

Sunday Crash Leaves Three Injured

 Authorities in St. Mary’s County are investigating an accident in Charlotte Hall that left three injured. Fire crews from Mechanicsville and rescue crews from Hughesville, Benedict and Mechanicsville responded to the 37500 block of Charlotte Hall School Road shortly after noon on Sunday, Nov. 20 for report of an accident with injuries. Investigation revealed...
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UPDATE: Route 4 Accident Cleared

UPDATE: Route 4 Accident Cleared

UPDATE: Accident has been cleared as of 11:30 a.m. Traffic Alert: Route 4 in Prince Frederick Authorities in Calvert County are on the scene of an auto accident in Prince Frederick along northbound Route 4 in front of Ken Mar liquors. The accident was reported around 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. At...
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House Set on Fire: Arson Investigation Underway

House Set on Fire: Arson Investigation Underway

Maryland State Fire Marshall’s are investigating a case of arson in Charles County. Firefighters from the Waldorf VFD responded to the 5900 block of Walleye Court in Waldorf on Nov. 20 around 7:37 a.m. for report of a house fire. Crews arrived on the scene to discover the interior of a vacant single family...
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St. Mary’s County Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Police Blotter

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: Second Degree Assault On November 18, 2011 deputies responded to a residence on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, Maryland for a report of an assault.  Investigation revealed Diana Rose Morales Robbins, 23 of Lexington Park, Maryland was engaged in a verbal dispute with...
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Woman Flown Out After Being Kicked by Horse

Woman Flown Out After Being Kicked by Horse

On Sunday, November 20 around 6 p.m., rescue crews were called to the 49500 block of Diamond Lane in Dameron for report of traumatic injuries. Rescue crews arrived on the scene to discover a 65-year-old female had been kicked by a horse resulting in injury. The woman was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter...
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UPDATE: Plane Crashes at Chesapeake Ranch Estates Airport

UPDATE: Plane Crashes at Chesapeake Ranch Estates Airport

UPDATE Nov. 21: The pilot of the single engine plane that crashed in Lusby at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates airfield on Nov. 20 has been identified as Stephen Waugh, 46 of Lusby. Waugh’s passenger was his 16-year old son Phillip Waugh-Merkley. Waugh was a recent Republican candidate for Maryland Senate for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties...
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Great Mills Crash Leaves One Injured

Great Mills Crash Leaves One Injured

On Thursday, Nov. 17 around 7:54 p.m., police and rescue crews responded to the 21100 block of Great Mills Road near the intersection of Chancellors Run Road in Great Mills for report of an accident with injuries. Crews arrived on the scene to discover two vehicles, a Chevrolet Aveo and a Pontiac Grand Am involved...
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Three Arrests Made for Manufacturing, Detonating IED’s

Three Arrests Made for Manufacturing, Detonating IED’s

An ongoing investigation by Deputy State Fire Marshals has lead to the arrest of one adult and two juveniles. Brandon W. Kitchen, 19 of Chesapeake Beach was charged with Manufacture, Possession, and Use of a Destructive Device and two counts of Reckless Endangerment. Two juveniles of Chesapeake Beach were charged with Manufacture, Possession, and...
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Pedestrian Struck and Killed

Pedestrian Struck and Killed

On Nov. 12 at 11:08 a.m., officers were called to Holly Tree Lane near Hatteras Circle in Waldorf for the report of a pedestrian struck by a car. A preliminary investigation showed the driver, 21, of Waldorf, was traveling east on Holly Tree Lane when she lost control of her Scion and struck Andre...
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Accident Stalls Traffic During Afternoon Rush

UPDATE: One patient has been transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries as a result of the crash. The accident scene has been cleared as of 4:05 p.m. Traffic Alert: Route 235 in Hollywood Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of an accident at the intersection of  northbound Three...
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St. Mary’s Police Blotter

St. Mary’s Police Blotter

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following incidents: Theft On November 12, 2011, a broadcast was made for a theft in progress at the Old Mill located at 26000 Yowaiski Mill Road, Mechanicsville, Maryland.  Deputies responding to the area received another broadcast advising a red Ford truck bearing Maryland registration was...
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John Douglass Honored at Bay District Fire Department Installation

John Douglass Honored at Bay District Fire Department Installation

John Douglass, founder of Southern Maryland News Net, and owner of John Douglass Photography, was honored by the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department at their annual Installation of Officers and banquet Nov. 12. The award was for John’s outstanding dedicated support to Bay District. Congratulations John!
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Driver Trapped Following T-Bone Collision

Driver Trapped Following T-Bone Collision

 On Saturday, Nov. 12 shortly before 1 p.m., rescue crews from Bay District and Lexington Park along with Hollywood Fire Department responded to the 44500 block of Wildewood Parkway in Wildewood for report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Investigation revealed a Pontiac G-6 was travelling southbound on Wildewood Blvd. ran a stop...
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UPDATE: Incident Clear on Crain Highway

UPDATE: Incident Clear on Crain Highway

UPDATE 2:30 p.m. The incident has been cleared and traffic is moving back to normal.  Traffic Alert: Crain Highway in La Plata: Motorists be advised traffic in the area of the 7500 block of Crain Highway, southbound at Twinn Kiss Resturant in La Plata will have some delays due to a Fire Department Emergency...
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Firefighters Battle Small Brush Fire at Local High School

Firefighters Battle Small Brush Fire at Local High School

On Nov 8, around 3:20 p.m., firefighters from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded to the rear of Great Mills High School located at 21130 Great Mills Road for report of a brush fire. Crews arrived on scene to discover fire in a grassy area near the tennis courts. Crews called for a tanker...
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