Garage fire remains under investigation.

Leonardtown, MD - A mid-morning fire that caused damage to a three-car garage in St. Mary’s County Sunday, July 9 remains under investigation, state authorities reported. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, the blaze, which was reported around 9 a.m. after being discovered by a passerby, occurred on Society Hill Road in Leonardtown.

“There are no signs the fire was intentionally set at this time,” a state deputy fire marshal reported.

Twenty-five firefighters were dispatched to the one-alarm blaze and brought it under control in 10 minutes. There were no injuries reported. Damage to the garage, which is attached to the home, is estimated at $7,000. The property is owned by Kirit and Niharika Patel.

Anyone who might have information on this fire which would aid investigators should call the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Southern Regional Office at 443-550-6820.

Contact Marty Madden at

Update - Society Hill Road is reported re-opened.

Update - The fire was quickly extinguished, fire department is now checking for extension.

Update - Society Hill Road between Lake and Breton View Drive and Port Place is now closed                     

Update - 9:06am  First Responders arrive on the scene with smoke showing from a garage attached to a single family home. 

Leonardtown Md.- July 9, 8:56am. A garage fire has been reported on Society Hill Road.


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