House fire displaces Mechanicsville man and kills dog

Photo Courtesy of the Mechanicsville VFD

Update: 3-8-19

Deputy State Fire Marshals are investigating a house fire that displaced a Mechanicsville man and killed a pet dog, Thursday afternoon. 

On March 7 around 1:27 p.m., a neighbor noticed smoke coming from a house on the 26500 block of Meadow Wood Drive in Mechanicsville. Upon arrival, crews discovered the house fully involved in fire. 

After 30 minutes of battling the fire, units gained control of the fire and remained on scene to hit hot spots and investigate the home. Unfortunately, officials say that one dog was found dead as a result of the fire. 

The fire destroyed the home causing an estimated $300,000 worth of damage. The homeowner has been displaced but is being assisted by family and friends.

The investigation report stated that the fire originated in the garage but the cause is still undetermined. 

Photo Courtesy of the Office of the State Fire Department

Forty-three firefighters from the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and other area departments responded to this incident. 

Update: 2:10 p.m., 3-7-19

The fire was reported extinguished at approximately 2:05 p.m. Crews remained on scene to hit spots and search the home.  During a search of the home, firefighters located one dog that was deceased. 

The Office of the State Fire Marshal was called to the scene, an investigation is pending. 

MECHANICSVILLE, Md. - On Thursday, March 7 at  1:27 p.m., crews were alerted to the 26500 block of Meadow Wood Drive, Mechanicsville for the report of a structure fire.

Reports say there is smoke and fire throughout a single story home. Crews are currently on scene, use caution in the area. 

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