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Fire Marshal Investigating 2-Alarm Fire that Destroyed Home in Great Mills

On Saturday, August 10, 2019, at approximately 5:35 a.m., firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, Hollywood, Leonardtown, Valley Lee, Ridge, Mechanicsville and Calvert County responded to Finnea Way in Great Mills, for the reported house on fire with people possibly trapped. Dispatchers advised they received multiple 911 calls reporting the house was on fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a two story single family residence with heavy fire showing from the garage, first and second floor, with bystanders reporting one subject possibly trapped in the basement. Firefighters requested a 2nd alarm due to the fire threatening all nearby residences. When firefighters from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River and Hollywood sent crews inside to search, units faced fire conditions throughout the entire first and second floors. Firefighters reported all primary and secondary searches were completed and negative. Shortly after, a mayday was called for a firefighter from Bay District who fell through the first floor staircase into the basement. All personnel were ordered to evacuate the structure due to safety. Firefighters reported the second and first floor stairs were compromised, and the floors throughout were feeling “spongy”. One firefighter was transported to an area hospital with a leg […]

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