One displaced after Waldorf electrical fire

Update - On Jan. 20 at 3:50 p.m., fire fighters responded to a house fire located on the 2200 block of Pinefield Road of Waldorf after a neighbor saw smoke coming from the back of the house and called 911. The Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department was the primary responding unit and had the fire under control in ten minutes. 

Upon further investigation, the cause of the fire was revealed to be an accidental electrical malfunction within an exterior light located on the back porch. The overall cost of damage is estimated to be $50,000. The occupant, Brenford Powell, who was not home at the time of the fire, was displaced and is being assisted by the Red Cross. 

This article was updated on Jan 22. at 9:30 a.m.

Update-  At 4:14 p.m., fire fighters reported that there were no people trapped in the home, but they had recovered a dog.  The condition of the dog is unknown at this time. The Maryland State Fire Marshall has been requested to investigate the fire. The American Red Cross has been contacted to assist the family.

Waldorf, Md- At 3:58 p.m., on January 20th, the emergency communications center received numerous reports of heavy smoke showing from a home in the 2200 block of Pinefield Road.

Arriving units arrived on scene and investigated a two story, single family home, which was showing fire and smoke. Additional reports from callers indicated that there may be an elderly woman still in the home. Units are currently searching the home and attempting to battle the blaze.

Motorists who are bound for this area should expect road closures as crews work to battle the blaze. 

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