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Waldorf vehicle fire deemed accidental

By: David M. Higgins II, Publisher

Waldorf, MD- On Sunday, April 5, 2020, at 10:47 p.m. the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department responded to Valley Drive in Waldorf, MD for a reported vehicle fire.

Twenty-one(21) firefighters responded and had the fire under control in twenty(20) minutes. The Office of the State Fire Marshal was called to investigate.

According to the report,  the fire involved a Dodge Dakota which was parked in the driveway of 8640 Valley Drive in Waldorf. The vehicle sustained significant damage to the bed and passenger compartment. The fire was contained to the vehicle of origin and no injuries were reported.

The investigation revealed the fire originated in the bed of the truck and was determined to be accidental.  There were no injuries or deaths reported with this incident.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal estimates the damage to the vehicle to be $4000.00 and $500.00 in contents.

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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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