Three displaced after Waldorf house fire
Estimated $400,000 in damages
A two-story Waldorf home was severely damaged in a fire that engulfed the house Tuesday night, causing an estimated $400,000 of damages, according to authorities. No one was injured in the fire, as the residents of the house on the 10600 block of Knollwood Court were not home at the time.
On March 29 around 7:01 p.m., 62 firefighters from the Waldorf, Byransroad, La Plata, Indian Head, Accokeek, Prince George’s, Brandywine, and Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the house fire and battled the flames for approximately 90 minutes before it was extinguished, ac- cording to authorities. However, the fire was discovered in the advanced stages by a neighbor and the house had already suffered significant structural damage.
“Right away the determination was to go to a defensive operation, which means … that no one goes inside,” as firefighters suppressed the fire from the exterior, said Bill Smith, an EMT and spokesman for the Charles County Volunteer Firemen’s Association. “Units were on the scene for about three hours.”
Red Cross volunteers are assisting the three displaced occupants with money for food, lodging, and other necessities.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Deputy Shepperd at 443-550-6832.
It took fire fighters about 90 minutes to control the fire that engulfed a house on the 10600 block of Knollwood Court in Waldorf on Tuesday evening.