Two children dead, four people injured in an early morning fire in Loveville
UPDATE ON FATAL FIRE IN LOVEVILLE
Children killed were two and three years of age; no working smoke detectors
LOVEVILLE, MD. March 27, 2018 – Deputy State Fire Marshals are currently investigating the origin and cause of an early morning fatal house fire that claimed the lives of two children ages two and three years old.
The fire occurred at 28603 Point Lookout Road in Loveville.
The Fire Marshal reports that the initial 911 call was received from a passerby. The fire was discovered by one of the adult occupants, Kelsey Davis at approximately 4:39 a.m.
Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department responded to the one-alarm fire with approximately 38 fire personnel from surrounding Departments, including the Hollywood and Seventh District Volunteer Fire Departments.
Fire investigators report that it took firefighters approximately 20 minutes to extinguish the fire. The house had no working smoke alarms.
The owners of the property are Autumn Bowles and Dawn Wilson. The structure was a total loss estimated at approximately $150,000 and the contents loss of approximately $50,000. Two dogs also perished in the fire.
Four victims were flown to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
Autumn Bowles, her two children ages one-year-old and two months and Kelsey Davis were hospitalized, while the children who were killed were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore to determine the exact cause of death.
WUSA9 News in Washington reports: Family members say the toddlers who died are Kaleb Johnson, 3, and Kassidy Johnson, 2. Their mother, Kelsey Davis was burned and suffered smoke inhalation after she went back into the house to try and rescue her babies, according to Davis’ mother, Dawn Wilson.
Wilson says she has no idea how the family is even going to pay for funerals. Kelsey Davis works as an assistant manager at the Family Dollar store in Leonardtown.
Her uncle has set up a GoFundMe page.
“It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this and asking for help for these 2 beautiful children whose lives were cut short by a house fire this morning. Kaleb and Kassidy are my niece and nephew. Their mother is in ICU awaiting surgery after trying to battle the fire and save their life. If you can help with any donation amount it will be greatly appreciated, as they have lost everything. The amount raised will go towards the funeral expenses for these beautiful babies and to Kelsey’s medical expenses. I thank each and every one of you in advance for your help and generosity.”
This report from the Leonardtown Vol. Fire Department
First Due Working House Fire
LOVEVILLE, MD. – MARCH 27, 2018 – the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding fire and EMS departments were dispatched to 28615 Point Lookout Road in Loveville, MD for a structure fire with people trapped.
First arriving units found a well-involved house with multiple patients. Patient care was initiated by EMS while the fire was brought under control by on-scene firefighters.
Two adults and two children were transported to regional medical centers while two children were pronounced deceased on the scene.
*The officers and members of the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department would like to send our deepest condolences to all those affected by this fire.
This report from the Hollywood Vol. Fire Department and VIDEO
Update on Working House Fire***
This morning at approx 0440 hours, Tanker 74, Truck 7, and Chief 7A responded with 9 Volunteers to the Loveville area of Company 1 first due to a House Fire with people trapped. Units arrived to find a single family home well involved with fire and reports of 2 people trapped. An additional 4 occupants of the structure had already escaped the house and were being treated by EMS. Crews made a push on the structure and knocked enough fire down to complete a quick search in the area of the trapped occupants.
Despite the aggressive attack on the structure, two occupants were pronounced deceased at the scene. The other 4 occupants were transported via MSP aviation to area burn centers.
Crews remained on the scene for several hours assisting with overhaul and the State FM’s with the investigation. Chief 1 held the “Loveville Command”.
We would like to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone this tragic event has touched. Please remember to check your smoke detectors and always have a plan to exit your home in case of a fire.
This is a short clip of what the Firefighters from HVFD encountered when they arrived this morning.