Lexington Park Family loses home in blaze

By: David M. Higgins II

Lexington Park, MD- On Tuesday, January 22, 2019 the Office of the State Fire Marshal was called in to investigate a two-story, single family home fire on Olympia COurt in Lexington Park, MD.

The blaze was discovered by the occupant, who called 9-1-1 at 12:40 p.m. The Bay District Volunteer Fire Department responded with twenty-six personnel and had the blaze under control in one hour.

The Fire Marshal lists the preliminary cause of the fire as accidental; with the preliminary report stating that combustible materials were too close to a kerosene heater.

The report lists the property as owned by Federal National Mortgage Association and list the loss as $300,000.00(Structure) and $50,000.00(COntents). The Fire Marshal states the structure is considered a complete loss.

Image courtesy of The Office of the State Fire Marshal

As a result of the blaze, the residents have been displaced and are currently being assisted by the American Red Cross.

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