Firefighters injured in Waldorf blaze, Police Dept. on scene beforehand

By: David M. Higgins II

UPDATE 6:17: We have learned at least eight firefighters suffered minor injuries in the blaze. Firefighters from Charles County, Calvert County, St. Mary’s and PG County assisted.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal has been requested to the scene. No further updates will be made unless a report is released unless an update is warranted.


Waldorf, MD- The Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department is currently responding to a house fire on Chamberlin Court in Waldorf, MD. The La Plata Volunteer Fire Department also reports they are on the scene.

Dispatch reported that the caller states the fire is coming through the roof. Units are on the scene and additional units have been called in to help.

Per the Charles County Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services, a “MAYDAY” was called for a firefighter down in front of the residence. Command has also ordered an evacuation of the structure.

We have reports that multiple firefighters are hurt or injured at the scene, and that one jumped through rear door onto a deck.

The Southern Maryland Chronicle has learned that the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was originally on the scene before the fire call.

Watch for emergency vehicles, personnel and expect delays in the area for arriving units and staging.

This is a developing story.


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David M. Higgins II

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in Digital Marketing, eventually leading him back to his passion. David started The Southern Maryland Chronicle in December 2017 and has grown it to become the #1 news source in Southern Maryland.

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