Huntingtown, MD- On Sunday, March 6, 2022, the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department(HVFD), along with other area fire companies responded to a reported structure fire on Duchess Lane.
Upon arrival, they discovered a two-story single-family home with flames and smoke showing in the upper floors and attic space. HVFD Engine 61 arrived on the scene and quickly went to work with Engine 2 to extinguish the flames. Tanker 6 assisted with water supply, while Squad 6 performed primary searches and opened up the ceiling area, and A69 stood by for firefighter rehabilitation. Chief 6 assisted with operations command and Chief 6B had incident command.
Seventy-five firefighters spent 25 minutes gaining control of the blaze. Units operated for approximately 3 hours before returning to service. The Office of the State Fire Marshal was called to investigate.
According to the preliminary report released by the office, the homeowner’s daughter noticed fire coming from the attic of the home and alerted her father. He attempted to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher but was unsuccessful. There were no injuries as a result of the fire.
The estimated loss is $250,000.00 to structure and contents.
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.