Image courtesy of the Office of the State FIre Marshal

Waldorf townhome fire under investigation, four homes destroyed

By: David M. Higgins II, Publisher

Waldorf, MD- On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department(WVFD) was dispatched to a multi-structure fire on Tanglewood Drive. Upon arrival with sixty personnel, they discovered four townhomes on fire. The crews battled and gained control of the blaze in twenty(20) minutes.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal was called to investigate the cause. According to the preliminary report filed, the cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.  One firefighter was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital for burns.  The firefighter was treated and released within a few hours. 

Occupants of four townhouses were displaced as a result of the fire and are being assisted by The American Red Cross. 

The Fire Marhsal estimates the damage to be $175,000(structure) and $50,000(contenets).

Image courtesy of the Office of the State FIre Marshal

Anyone with further information is asked to call the Office of the State Fire Marshal – Southern region at 443-550-6835.

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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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