Prince Frederick, MD – A late morning fire Wednesday, Nov. 12 on Sandy Point Road in Prince Frederick damaged a one-story, single family dwelling, state officials reported. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, the blaze was discovered by a neighbor and reported around 11:18 a.m.

“The home sustained significant fire damage as a result of strong winds coming off the Patuxent River,” Dfm. Melissa Decker stated. “Two adults and two children were displaced and are being assisted by family and friends.”

No injuries were reported. Damage is estimated at $200,000.

Authorities reported 50 volunteer firefighters from Prince Frederick, St. Leonard, Dunkirk, North Beach and Huntingtown were dispatched to the one-alarm blaze and brought the flames under control in 40 minutes.

“The accidental fire began as a result of an electrical event within one of the bedroom outlets,” stated Decker, who investigated the fire along with Dfm. Don Brenneman.

Decker identified the home’s owners as Wesley and Susan Lusby.

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Original story filed by The Bay Net Staff

On Wednesday, November 12th at approximately 11:25 am, a call went out for a house fire on Sandy Point Road in Prince Frederick.

As units arrived on scene they reported a working fire with the home fully involved and fire coming from the roof.

Fire units from Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, St. Leonard, North Beach and Benedict were on the scene.  Many other units from St. Mary’s, Charles and PG County were used to fill in at stations within Calvert County.

SMECO was on the scene and Fire Marshall is believed to be in route.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Some fire equipment will probably remain on the scene and could have road closed until about 2 p.m.