By: David M. Higgins II

UPDATE 12/10/2019: Mechanicsville, MD- On Monday, December 9, 2019, at 4;26 p.m. the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department(MVFD) responded to 29864 Grant Road, Mechanicsville, St. Mary’s County, Maryland for a reported house fire.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal released a preliminary report on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The fire originated in the living room of the home.  The home was vacant and there was no electric power to the home at the time of the fire.  The estimated loss of structure is $200,000.00.

There were no injuries as a result of this incident.  Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6835.

UPDATE @4:50 p.m.: The MFVD is reporting the fire is under control on their Facebook page. Units will be in the area for an extended time to hit hotspots and clean-up.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal may be requested, and if a report is released we will update. At this time there are no known injuries.

Golden Beach, MD 4:39 p.m.- The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department(MVFD) is currently responding to a structure fire on Golden Beach Road in the area of Grant Road.

Units on the scene are reporting the fire is visible from two sides of the structure.

Units will be at Longpoint Boat Ramp for water supply.

Watch for emergency vehicles and personnel. Expect delays in the area.

This is a developing story.

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...