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January 20, 2018- At approximately 3:50 p.m. a neighbor alerted 911 to smoke coming from a residence at2204 Pinefield Road, Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland.

The Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department responded with 52 firefighters and had the fire under control in roughly 10 minutes. The Fire Marshal has determinedthe cause of the fire was an electrical malfunction within the exterior light on the back porch. No one was home at the time and the estimated damage is $50,000.00.

The resident was displaced due to the fire and is currently being assisted by the American Red Cross. Images courtesy of the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Facebook Page.