lusby fatal fire

UPDATE FROM THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL: The victim of Sunday’s afternoon house fire in Lusby has been positively identified as 58-year-old Paul Alan Pinkowski.

At around 3:00 p.m., firefighters from Calvert and St. Mary’s County responded to the 12100 block of DoubleTree Lane for a reported house fire with possible entrapment.

911 dispatchers reported the subject was able to be pulled from the residence before the arrival of firefighters, with callers reporting the victim had severe burns; however, Pinkowski was later pronounced deceased on the scene. 

The Office of the State Fire Marshal and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office continue their investigation into the origin and cause of this fire. 

Due to three earlier investigations, including a double fatal fire in Waldorf, Deputy State Fire Marshals were assisted by fire investigators from Annapolis and Prince Georges County Fire Departments.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal requests all Marylanders to remain vigilant in maintaining smoke alarms in their homes. “Please take the little time required to help ensure the safety of your family and friends by maintaining these early warning life safety devices,” stated State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci

UPDATE: A joint investigation continues between the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office into the cause of a dwelling fire that claimed one life.

Just after 3:00 p.m., firefighters from Calvert and St. Mary’s County responded to the 12100 block of Double Tree Lane in Lusby for a reported house fire with possible entrapment.

911 dispatchers reported the subject was able to be pulled from the residence before the arrival of firefighters, with callers reporting the victim had severe burns, and Maryland State Police Aviation Command was requested.

A short time after their arrival, paramedics pronounced the victim deceased on the scene, and the medevac was canceled.

Due to three earlier investigations, including a double fatal fire in Waldorf, Deputy State Fire Marshals were assisted by fire investigators from Annapolis and Prince Georges County Fire Departments.

The victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore to determine the exact cause of death and where the victim will be positively identified.

LUSBY, Md. – This afternoon at approximately 3:24 p.m., fire and rescue personnel responded to a structure fire in the 12000 block of Double Tree Lane.

Crews arrived on the scene to find the two-story house showing flames from the rear deck. Firefighters searched the home and found one injured occupant with burns. MEDEVAC was requested for the patient. The patient was soon after pronounced deceased on the scene, and the MEDEVAC was canceled.

The fire remains under investigation by the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal.

We will continue to provide any additional updates that we receive.

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