By: David M. Higgins II

Leonardtown, MD- On July 1, 2019, at 1:25 p.m. a neighbor discovered a fire at the Dooley’s Furniture store located on Duke Street in Leonardtown, MD.

This building is located behind the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department. Units from the Leonardtown VFD, Mechanicsville VFD, Bay District VFD, and Hollywood VFD responded. The blaze took approximately 45 minutes to gain control of.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal was called in to investigate. The Preliminary report states the fire started in the rear of the building, however, the cause is yet to be determined. there was no loss of life or injuries reported with the incident.

Video courtesy of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Facebook

The Fire Marshal estimates the losses to be $200,000.00 (structure) and $15,000.00( contents). The building is listed as completely destroyed.

Image courtesy of the Office of the State Fire Marshal

The incident remains under investigation at this time. Anyone with any information about the fire is asked to contact the State Fire Marshals Office, Southern Region at 443-550-6834. 

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...