A GoFundMe has been set up to raise money for Kaleb and Kassidy Johnson who died Tuesday, March 27, in a house fire. The money raised will go towards funeral and medical expenses, according to Steve Topolski, a relative of the family. 

“It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this and asking for help for these 2 beautiful children whose lives were cut short by a house fire this morning.  Kaleb and Kassidy are my niece and nephew.  There mother is in ICU awaiting surgery after trying to battle the fire and save their life.  If you can help with any donation amount it will be greatly appreciated, as they have lost everything.  The amount raised will go towards the funeral expenses for theses beautiful babies and to Kelsey’s medical expenses.  I thank each and everyone of you in advance for your help and generosity.”

For those who wish to contribute, visit Kaleb and Kassidy’s GoFundMe, here. 



Courtesy of the MD State Fire Marshal 

LOVEVILLE, Md. – Deputy State Fire Marshals are currently investigating the origin and cause of an early morning fatal house fire that claimed the lives of two children ages two and three years old.  The fire occurred at 28603 Point Lookout Road in Loveville. 

The initial 911 call was received from a passersby.  The fire was discovered by one of the adult occupants, Kelsey Davis at approximately 4:39 a.m.   Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department responded to the one alarm fire with with approximately 38 fire personnel from surrounding Departments.  It took firefighters approximately 20 minutes to extinguish the fire. The house had no working smoke alarms.   The owners of the property are Autumn Bowles and Dawn Wilson.  The structure was a total loss estimated at approximately $150,000 and the contents loss of approximately $50,000.  Two dogs also perished in the fire. 

Four victims were flown to area hospitals with non life threatening injuries.  Autumn Bowles, her two children ages one year old and two months and Kelsey Davis.  The deceased victims were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore to determine the exact cause of death. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is assisting with the investigation.  There is no additional information at this time.


UPDATE 

Sources close to TheBayNet.com report that a 3-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl were killed in the Loveville house fire, early this morning. 

Authorities are still working to determine the cause of the fire. There’s no word on the condition of the four occupants, two adults and two children, who escaped the fire and were flown to Washington hospitals for treatment.

Neighbor, Joseph Bailey, talked with TheBayNet.com about what he saw early this morning. “I saw lights shining in my window and I looked out and saw the whole house was fully engulfed. The flames were twice as tall as the house.”

Chief Deputy Greg Der, with the Maryland Fire Marshal’s Office, said an Amish neighbor who saw the fire offered assistance and helped some of the victims escape from a window. “The house was fully involved when Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department arrived on scene.”

The state fire marshal’s office is conducting a joint investigation with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.

“It’s a shame when something like this happens with young children,” Bailey shared.


During a press conference, the Maryland State Fire Marshal confirmed the death of two children resulting from a house fire in the early hours of Tuesday, March 27. Two adult females and two other children were able to escape the burning house and were flown to Washington Hospital for injuries.

The names and ages of the victims will not be released until a later time, however officials did say that all children involved were under the age of six.

The fire was initially discovered and called in by a neighbor at 4:41 a.m. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire and whether or not working smoke detectors were present in the house.


March 27 house fire in Loveville MD

Two children are dead as a result of the early morning house fire in Loveville, according to the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal. Four others, two children and two adults were flown to a regional trauma center for injuries. 

Point Lookout Road has been reopened. 


  Loveville, MD – An early-morning house fire in St. Mary’s County has claimed two lives, sources close to the story have told TheBayNet.com.  The blaze at a residence off Point Lookout Road in Loveville was reported around 4:30 a.m. At least four injured occupants, including children, were flown to regional trauma centers. 

According to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, deputies observed the house on fire and requested assistance from local fire departments. “Deputies located and provided care to several occupants of the fire who required transport to regional medical facilities,” a sheriff’s office press release stated. “The fire was brought under control by local volunteer fire departments and care provided by local volunteer Emergency Medical Service providers. Investigators with the Office of the State Fire Marshal were requested and have responded to the scene to assist and determine the cause of the fire.  Sheriff’s office detectives are on the scene assisting Fire Marshal Investigators.

The sheriff’s office advises that one lane of Point Lookout Road north of Loveville Road has re-opened with traffic be directed. Expect delays and congestion.
 

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com


Loveville, MD – St. Mary’s County firefighters are at the scene of a housefire at a property off Point Lookout Road in the area of Loveville Road. Reports from the scene at this time are that four occupants of the home have been rescued and are being flown to regional trauma centers. The injured include children. Reports from the scene indicate there may have also been one death as a result of the fire. The fire was initially reported at approximately 4:30 a.m. this morning. Currently, Point Lookout Road between Loveville Road and Sherrie Lane is closed.