Fire & Rescue

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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Accident Blocks Traffic on Great Mills Road

Accident Blocks Traffic on Great Mills Road

UPDATE 4 p.m. As of 4 p.m., the accident has been cleared. ORIGINAL STORY Accident Blocking Traffic on Great Mills Road Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of an accident along the 21700 Great Mills Road in the area of Shangri-La Lane in Lexington Park. The accident was reported at 3:30 p.m....
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Firefighters Battle House Fire in Prince Frederick

Firefighters Battle House Fire in Prince Frederick

On Tuesday, Jan. 24 around 11:30 p.m., fire and rescue crews from Prince Frederick, St. Leonard, Huntingtown, Dunkirk, North Beach VFD from Calvert and Benedict VFD from Charles County responded to report of a house fire on Terrace Drive in Prince Frederick in the area of Windsor’s Store. Crews arrived on scene to discover a single...
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UPDATE: Name Released- Calvert Crash Claims Life of Young Female

UPDATE: Name Released- Calvert Crash Claims Life of Young Female

On Sunday, Jan. 22 around 4:30 p.m., fire and rescue crews from both Huntingtown and North Beach were alerted to report of a serious auto accident on Dalrymple Road in Owings. Crews arrived on scene to discover a single vehicle off the roadway which had struck several trees. According to Huntingtown VFD Chief Jonathan Riffe, a black...
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Search for Possible Plane Crash

Search for Possible Plane Crash

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is coordinating a search for a possible plane crash in the waters of Tangier Sound. NRP was contacted by a resident of Wenona who heard what she though was a plane crash into the waters of Tangier Sound. At approximately 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, a resident...
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Huntingtown Volunteers Save Accident Victim’s Life

Huntingtown Volunteers Save Accident Victim’s Life

On Friday, January 20, 2012 at 10:37 a.m., Huntington Fire and Rescue were alerted to a serious auto accident at Route 4 and Plum Point Road in Huntingtown. While units were enroute to the scene, communications advised they had supplemental information that one patient was trapped and unconscious. Units from the Huntingtown VFD arrived on location and...
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Two Injured in California Crash

Two Injured in California Crash

UPDATE 8:30 a.m. Two people have been transported to St. Mary’s Hospital as a result of injuries receieved. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Accident Along Three Notch Road and Chancellors Run Road Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of an accident with injuries along Three Notch Road and...
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Services for Charles “Jenks” Mattingly III Announced

Services for Charles “Jenks” Mattingly III Announced

The Officers and Members of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department regretfully announce the passing of Charles J. “Jenks” Mattingly, III. Jenks proudly served the volunteer fire service for over fifty years.  He was a Past President and Past Chief of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, and currently serving as Chaplain. In 1995 Jenks served...
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UPDATE: Police Searching for Reckless Driver Involved in Head-on Collision

UPDATE: Police Searching for Reckless Driver Involved in Head-on Collision

UPDATE Jan. 18 OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE On January 17, 2012 at approximately 3:40 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Maryland Rt. 2 and Wayside Drive in Sunderland, for the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival units located a 1994 Chevrolet...
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Body of Missing Boater Recovered

Body of Missing Boater Recovered

The Maryland Natural Resources Police report that the body that was found at 8:00 am this morning in the 2200 block of Chesapeake Harbor Drive, East is Tyler Cordrey, 25 from Eden, Md. Cordrey went missing on December 17, after a sailboat capsized near the Sandy Point light house in the Chesapeake Bay.
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UPDATE: Fire Destroys Home in Chesapeake Beach

UPDATE: Fire Destroys Home in Chesapeake Beach

Maryland State Fire Marshal’s are investigating a house fire that completely destroyed a home in Chesapeake Beach. On Sunday, Jan. 15, around 5 a.m., firefighters were alerted to report of a house fire in the 5200 block of Bayside Road in the area of the Holiday Beach subdivision. Over 50 firefighters from North Beach,...
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Early Morning Accident Leaves Three Injured

Early Morning Accident Leaves Three Injured

On Friday, January 13 around 6:30 a.m., fire and rescue responded to  the report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries along the 25000 block of Budds Creek Road in Chaptico. Crews arrived on scene to discover two vehicles involved with two patients trapped inside one of the vehicles and a third patient injured...
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Accident Clear on Rt. 5 in Leonardtown

Accident Clear on Rt. 5 in Leonardtown

UPDATE 9 a.m. The accident has been cleared as of 9 a.m. Both mother and child were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with minor injuries. Accident on Rt. 5 in Leonardtown Authorities in St. Mary’s County are on the scene of a single vehicle accident in Leonardtown along Point Lookout Road just past the Willows Restaurant...
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Firefighters Battle House Fire in St. James

Firefighters Battle House Fire in St. James

On January 8, 2012 at 10:36 p.m., the Ridge VFD, Bay District VFD, Avenue VFD, NAWC Fire Department, Ridge EMS and Lexington Park EMS and were dispatched to 48548 Mattapany Road in St. James for the report of a house fire. Crews arrived on the scene to discover a two story single family home with smoke...
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