Date: 07/20/2018

Time: 9:08 p.m.

Location / Address:  20265 Beauvue Court, Leonardtown, St. Mary’s County

Type of Incident: House Fire

Description of Structure / Property: Single Family Home

Owner / Occupants: Raymond Russell

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $250,000   Contents: $25,000

Smoke Alarm Status: Present, did not activate

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

Arrests(s): N/A

Primary Responding Fire Department: Leonardtown VFD

# of Alarms:  1  # Of Firefighters: 55

Time to Control: 30 minutes

Discovered By: Owner

Area of Origin: Interior of Garage

Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation

Additional Information: The occupants of the home heard noises coming from the area of the garage. They went to investigate and upon entering the mud room were confronted by heavy smoke and flames. The family was displaced and are being assisted by family and friends.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.

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