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Unfortunate mobile home fire in St. Mary's County quickly brought under control

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Valley Lee, MD – A fire involving a 2013 Cruiser RV View Finder occurred at 19010 Russell Road, Valley Lee, St. Mary's County, Maryland. The Second District Volunteer Fire Department responded immediately to the fire and was able to bring the fire under control within ten minutes. According to official reports, there were no injuries or deaths in the incident.

Credit: State Fire Marshal's Office

The fire, which broke out on the morning of April 4, 2024, was discovered by mobile home owner Charles Moore. After a single alarm, 20 firefighters were dispatched to the scene. Their quick action prevented the fire from causing major damage.

The source of the fire was identified as the interior of the vehicle; the preliminary cause of the fire was considered accidental. Although the RV suffered an estimated $8,000 in structural damage, there was no mention of the contents being lost in the incident. There were no smoke detectors or fire extinguishing systems installed in the motorhome, which is not unusual for such vehicles.


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