UPDATE January 14, 2019: The Office of the State Fire Marshal has issued their preliminary report into the blaze that destroyed 42 storage units on Saturday, January 12, 2019.
The report states seventy-five firefighters responded and took around one hour to bring the blaze under control. Three firefighters were injured, two were transported to local hospitals, and one treated at the scene.
The fire which was discovered by a patron of a nearby business, began in the interior of one of the storage units. 42 storage units and the contents were damaged as a result of the fire. The damage is estimated at $250,000(structure) and $500,000(contents)
Renters of the units are encouraged to contact Economy Storage directly at 301-843-5220 for the status of their unit contents. The fire remains under investigation.
UPDATE 8:48 a.m.:
UPDATE 7:51 a.m.-
UPDATE: fire is controlled, extensive overhaul taking place, 2 firefighters injured, 1-twisted ankle, 1 dehydration…units will be o/s for another hour— Charles Co Volunteer Fire/EMS (@ccvolfireems) January 12, 2019
UPDATE 7:12 a.m.- The Charles County Volunteer Fire and EMS Twitter page states at least thirty units are engulfed.
Images Courtesy of the Charles County Volunteer Fire and EMS Twitter
Waldorf, MD- Units are currently on the scene of a commercial fire at 3315 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD. This is reported to be a storage facility.
Units are reporting that approximate twelve(12) storage units are on fire.
Watch for emergency crews, and expect delays in the area.