UPDATE - Fire remains under investigation

Prince Frederick, MD - A vacant two-story house sustained heavy damage in a fire Sunday evening, Feb. 7 in Calvert County, state officials reported. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office, the blaze off Leitches Wharf Road in Prince Frederick was discovered shortly after 8 p.m. by a passerby.

“There were no injuries as a result of the fire,” Dfm. Zack Dell reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Damage to the structure is estimated at $50,000.

The owner is identified as Thomas Weems.

Forty firefighters from Prince Frederick, Huntingtown, Dunkirk, Benedict, Hughesville and St. Leonard were dispatched to the one-alarm fire and brought the flames under control in two minutes.

Anyone with information regarding the incident that might aid investigators is asked to contact the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Southern Regional Office at 443-550-6831.

Contact Marty Madden at

Original report

Prince Frederick Md. Feb 7, 8:20 p.m. Fire department crews are on the scene of a house fire at the 5100 block of Leitches Wharf Rd. indicating fire through out.


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