Image courtesy of the Office of the State Fire Marshal

St. Leonard fire determined to be arson, no arrests made yet

By: David M. Higgins II, Publisher

St. Leonard, MD- At approximately 9:33 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020, the St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department(SLVFD) was dispatched to a structure fire on Yoes Corner Lane. The fire was discovered by a passing motorist.

Upon arrival, units discovered two separate fires, one in a single-family home, the second in a barn on the property. Thirty firefighters responded and had both fires under control in thirty minutes. The Office of the State Fire Marshal was called in to investigate.

From the Fire Marshal’s report,”The incident involved two separate fires involving a single-family modular home and a nearby barn on the same property. Both fires were determined to be intentionally set. The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the
Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office Southern Regional Office at 443-550-6820.

Image courtesy of the Office of the State Fire Marshal

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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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