UPDATE: The Office of the State Fire Marshal continues to investigate the cause of the fire on June 11, at the old vacant American Legion Post in Waldorf. The fire was first discovered by a neighbor around 3:40 p.m..
Over 50 firefighters responded to the call, primarily from the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department. The crews fought the blaze for a little over an hour until it was under control.
The Deputy Fire Marshal responded to the scene to start the initial investigation and determined the fire originated from the interior of the structure. The structure was vacant at the time of the incident. There were no injuries as a result of the fire. The estimated structure loss is $150,000.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6835.
UPDATE: 8:24 p.m. – Old Washington Rd is now open at all points.
WALDORF, Md. – On June 11, 2021, at approximately 3:50 p.m., firefighters responded to the structure fire at the 2400 block of Old Washington Road.
Crews arrived to the old American Legion vacant building with fire showing through roof. As of 4:45 p.m., firefighters continue to battle heavy fire. As of 6:00 p.m., the fire is extinguished and firefighters continue to hit hot spots.
Old Washington Rd between Acton Ln and VFW Rd is shut down for Fire Department activity in the area.
While units were operating on the fire in Waldorf, an additional fire was dispatched on Ryceville Road.