By: David M. Higgins II, Publisher

UPDATE 7:45 p.m.- La Plata VFD reports the fire was under the porch a the Carrico Building on Charles Street and has been extinguished. They ask drivers to continue to avoid the area for the time being.

La Plata, MD 7:30 pm.- The La Plata Volunteer Fire Department is currently responding to a building fire on Charle Street in the area of the Courthouse

Drivers are asked to avoid the area.

Watch for emergency vehicles, and personnel

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...