Fire de­stroys Nan­je­moy home

No in­juries re­ported, but fam­ily pets per­ished

Maryland Independent - - News - By AN­DREW RICHARD­SON arichard­son@somd­news.com Twit­ter: @An­drew_IndyNews

A two-story Nan­je­moy home was de­stroyed in an ac­ci­den­tal fire late Fri­day af­ter­noon. While none of the oc­cu­pants were re­ported to be in­jured, the blaze killed sev­eral fam­ily pets, ac­cord­ing to fire mar­shals.

Around 5 p.m. Nov. 11, mem­bers of the Nan­je­moy Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment and sur­round­ing ar­eas re­sponded to the 3500 block of Port To­bacco Road and be­gan bat­tling the flames after an oc­cu­pant awoke to find the house filled with smoke, au­thor­i­ties re­ported. Upon ar­rival, it took 35 fire­fight­ers about 20 min­utes to bring the fire un­der con­trol.

Fire mar­shals found that the fire had been caused by em­bers from a burn bar­rel, and es­ti­mate $315,000 of to­tal dam­age to the home and its con­tent.

The dis­placed oc­cu­pants are re­ceiv­ing as­sis­tance from the Amer­i­can Red Cross.

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