Fire Marshal St. Leonard house fire displaces residents; $200,000 loss

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Date: 1/22/23

Time: 2:13 p.m.

Location / Address: 6450 Broomes Island Road, St. Leonard, Calvert County, Maryland

Type of Incident: Fire

Description of Structure / Property: 1 story single family residence

Owner / Occupants: Mark & Velvet Wallace

Injuries or Deaths: None

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 150,000.00 Contents: $ 50,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status: Present - unknown if activated

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: N/A

Arrests(s): None

Primary Responding Fire Department: St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department

# of Alarms: 1 # Of Firefighters: 50

Time to Control: 40 minutes

Discovered By: Occupant

Area of Origin: Basement

Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation

Additional Information: The fire started in the basement of the residence. The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time. As a result of the fire, the occupants were displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross.