La Plata, MD– At approximately one a .m. on Monday, July 25, 2022, Charles County Volunteers responded to a reported structure fire in the 6400 block of Valley Road in La Plata, MD.

They discovered a single-family home with fire showing through the roof upon arrival. Units continued to operate on the scene as they awaited the Fire Marshal. All occupants were able to leave the residence safely.

According to the Fire Marshal’s preliminary report, the towner saw an orange flash in his video surveillance. He went outside to investigate and found fire from the attic fan. The estimated damage is $200,000.00. 

Currently, there are no reported injuries or deaths to civilians or personnel.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Southern Regional Office, at 443-550-6833.

This article has been updated from its original publishing at 4:15 pm July 22, 2022, with information from the Fire Marshal’s report.


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