LEONARDTOWN, Md. — We have received reports of multiple house fires within 25 minutes of each other across St. Mary’s County.

At approximately 7:50 a.m. on April 3, crews were dispatched to 18774 McKays Beach Road in Valley Lee for reports of a structure fire. 

Then, at approximately 8:13 a.m., units responded to a residential fire the area of 41835 Meynard Court in Leonardtown. Firefighters from Leonardtown, NAS Pax River, Seventh District, Hollywood and Bay District all responded to the scene.

After initially not discovering any evidence of fire, a structure fire analysis determined there was smoke in the basement of the dwelling, as well as reports of fire in the walls.

The fire was reported to be accidentally caused by a malfunction in the furnace. The fire was under control by units within 15 minutes.

One adult female was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital to receive treatment for smoke inhalation related injuries.


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