Prince Frederick, MD – State investigators reported April 5 that a fire that occurred late Wednesday night in Calvert County originated in a detached garage and then spread to a house. Both structures at the property on Solomons Island Road in Prince Frederick were completely destroyed by the fire with damage estimated at $425,000. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

“The occupants were displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross,” the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office reported. “There were no injuries as a result of the fire but several animals perished in the incident.”

Fifty firefighters responded to the one-alarm blaze and brought the flames under control in two hours. The fire was discovered by the property owner.


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Prince Frederick, MD – After responding to a devastating fire that resulted in two deaths during the late afternoon hours in Chesapeake Beach, Calvert County’s volunteer firefighters were dispatched to a late-night blaze in the Prince Frederick/Port Republic area April 3. The house fire off northbound Route 2/4 (Solomons Island Road) in the area of Wood Acres Court was reported at around 10 p.m. Arriving firefighters found the structure fully involved. Police closed down the roadway for three-and-a-half hours as crews fought the fire.

At this time there are no reports of injuries. A full report on the incident is pending.

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