By: David M. Higgins II

Mechanicsville, MD- On Monday, February 11, 2019 9-1-1 dispatch was alerted to a possible home explosion in the Country Lakes development.

The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department responded with twenty-five personnel, and discovered the fire to be out upon their arrival. The Office of the State Fire Marshal was call in to investigate.

At this time the Fire Marshal states that the fire/explosion is not suspscios, and appears to have come from the basement. The fire/explosion caused $100,000 worth of damage to the interior and exterior of the home.

The occupants and pets escaped without injury and are being assisted by friends and family.  The exact cause of the explosion remains under investigation and is not suspicious in nature. 

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

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...