Blind man displaced after home burns down

Photos/Video Courtesy Charles Co Volunteer Fire/EMS


A 75-year-old blind man was displaced after a house fire Friday, Nov. 30. 

Around 11:00 a.m., units from the Nanjemoy Volunteer Fire Department with assistance from several nearby departments responded to the 8300 block of Bowie Road, Nanjemoy for the report of house fire. 

After 20 minutes, units had the fire under control but the structure was lost with an estimated $75,000 worth of damage resulting from the incident. Fortunately, the occupant was able to escape the fire unharmed. According to the incident report from the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal, "The homeowner, who is blind, was outside and heard a "popping" noise.  He went to investigate and felt extreme heat on his face from inside the rear door of his home.".

Investigation revealed a microwave malfunction to be the cause of the fire. The homeowner is receiving assistance from the American Red Cross. 

NANJEMOY, Md. - Nov. 30 around 10:30 a.m., crews responded to the 8000 block of Bowie Road in Nanjemoy for the report of a house fire.

Units from the Nanjemoy, Tenth District, Potomac Heights, and La Plata Volunteer Fire Departments responded and arrived to the scene of a single-story wood frame house in a heavily involved fire. 

According to the authorities, a 75-year-old man was displaced by the fire and he is currently being assisted by the Red Cross. Fortunately, nobody was injured during the incident. 




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