Crash causes Loveville home to catch fire

Update - On Feb. 5 at approximately 6:55 a.m., a passing motorist observed and reported a house fire located on the 28000 block of Point Lookout Road in Loveville. Fifty-two firefighters from local fire departments responded to the two-story blaze and controlled it in 40 minutes. 

Upon further investigation, authorities determined the cause of the fire to be accidental; resulting from a crash occurring in-front the house. At 6:51 a.m., a crash involving a vehicle striking an electric pole was reported to the St. Mary's County 911 Center. The house fire was reported shortly after at 6:55 a.m. The investigation revealed the crash caused an electrical failure within the house's crawl space.

The overall damaged caused by the fire is estimated to be $224,000. The owner of the house, Catherine Cooksey, was displaced and is being assisted by family members and the Red Cross.

This article was updated on Feb. 6 at 9:35 a.m.

UPDATE: At 7:18 a.m, EMS was alerted to the scene for an occupant suffering from a medical emergency. That occupant has been transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

Point Lookout Road is closed between Loveville Road and Pin Cushion Road. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route. 

Loveville, Md-  At 6:55 a.m., on Feb 5th, the 911 communications center received a call for a structure fire in the area of 28000 block of Point Lookout Road. 

First responders arrived on scene and discovered a single family home fully involved with fire. All occupants were evacuated and accounted for. At this time there does not appear to be any injuries.

Motorists who may be bound for this area should expect delays and even possible road closures as crews work to battle the blaze.

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