From the North Beach VFD:

At 0800 this morning units were dispatched to 5230 Breezy Point Rd at Breezy Point Marina for the report of a structure fire. Engine 12(Sanders) and Tower 1( Capt Ortenzo) responded. Chief 1B(Morrison) and Sgt 1(T.Mills) arrived to find a 60×30 lightweight metal building fully involved. Chief 1A(C.Mills) arrived and assumed command. Engine 61 and Engine 12 arrived and began to make an exterior attack. Units from Huntingtown, North Beach, Dunkirk, Prince Frederick, St Leonard, Deale, and Harwood-Lothian operated for approximately 2 hours to control the fire and pull apart the debris all while working in high standing water. Unfortunately it was a total loss but no exposures were affected.

North Beach VOLUNTEERS also handled a Priority 1 medical dispatched immediately after the fire.

From the Office of the State Fire Marshal:



Time:7:54 a.m.

Location / Address:5230 Breezy Point Road, Chesapeake Beach, Calvert County, Maryland

Type of Incident: Fire

Description of Structure / Property:

Owner / Occupants: John D. Whitley / Fusion Fiber

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 140,000.00 Contents:$ 30,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status: None

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: None

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department: North Beach Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms:1 # Of Firefighters: 31

Time to Control:10 minutes

Discovered By: Citizen

Area of Origin:Under Investigation

Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation

Additional Information: The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at443-550-6835.

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