Early Afternoon House Fire in Indian Head
By Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith
October 13, 2023

On Wednesday, October, 11, 2023, at approximately 12:55 p.m., vehicle 9 of the Indian Head VFD requested a structure fire assignment after observing smoke coming from a residence in the 400 block of Bland Drive in Indian Head. The firefighter advised smoke was coming from the 1-story residence. 20 firefighters from the Naval District Washington Fire Department and nearby departments quickly responded and arrived on the scene in just minutes of dispatch to find smoke showing from the 1-story residence. Firefighters made entry into the residence and discovered an active fire in the living room, crews extinguished the fire in under 5 minutes. The Office of the State Fire Marshal has determined the fire started within the living room of the home from a short in a electrical extension plug. No injuries were reported, however, four cats sadly perished in the fire.