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By: David M. Higgins II, Publisher

Great Mills, MD- On Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 9:24 p.m. units from Bay District Volunteer Fire Department(BDVD) were called to the scene of a house fire on Douglas Court.

Upon arrival, the BDVD discovered a fire on the porch and had it under control/extinguished in 15 minutes. The Office of the State Fire Marshal was called to investigate.

The preliminary reports state that the occupants of the home were notified by a neighbor of the fire on the porch. The occupants of the home escaped unharmed.

The Fire Marshal has determined the fire was accidental and estimates the structure damage at $75,000 with $25,000 damage in contents.

The occupants are being helped by The American Red Cross.

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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...