Indian Head, MD- The Naval District Washington Fire Department(NDWFD) responded to a reported two-story, single-family home structure fire on Mattingly Avenue in which the Fire Marshal blames “extreme hoarding” in the preliminary report.

15 Mattingly Avenue, Indian Head, Charles County, Maryland Credit: Office of the State Fire Marshal

Around 3:45 a.m., on Thursday, March 10, 2022, the NDWFD responded with thirty-eight personnel and took nearly forty minutes to gain control of the blaze. The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal was called to investigate.

While the exact cause is still being determined, the Fire Marshal lists extreme hoarding throughout the home. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen. The occupant escaped safely and is being assisted by the American Red Cross.

The estimated damages are $410K.

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