On Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 4:11 a.m., firefighters from NAS Patuxent River, Bay District, Hollywood and Leonardtown responded to the 46500 block of Valley Court in Lexington Park, for the reported apartment fire. Dispatchers advised they received multiple 911 calls reporting the building was on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a 3-story apartment building with fire showing through the roof, command immediately requested a 2nd alarm which alerted firefighters from St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles County to the scene. Firefighters were initially advised of possible entrapment of occupants in one apartment and crews started an interior search of all nearby apartments . Primary and secondary searches of all apartments yielded negative results. The American Red Cross responded to the scene to assist. Incident Command estimated 50 occupants were displaced by the fire. Over 70 firefighters from Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, Bay District, Ridge, Seventh District, Hollywood, NAS Patuxent River, Solomons, Prince Frederick, La Plata, Huntingtown, St. Leonard, Newburg, Bel Alton, and Hughesville responded to the scene to assist. Valley Lee was the only department in St. Mary’s County not to respond on this incident due to three of their apparatus operating on the scene of a large brush […]
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