Fire Destroys Maryland Farm House

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013  |  Updated 7:07 PM EDT
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A fire destroyed a nearly 100-year-old farm house in Upper Marlboro, Md on Tuesday. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The 78-year-old man who lived there was not home at the time. He was born and raised in the home. As Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports, he's not the only one devastated by the loss.

Tracee Wilkins

A fire destroyed a nearly 100-year-old farm house in Upper Marlboro, Md on Tuesday. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The 78-year-old man who lived there was not home at the time. He was born and raised in the home. As Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports, he's not the only one devastated by the loss.

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A 100-year-old farm house in Clinton, Md. burned to the ground Tuesday.

Crews responded to the home at 8200 Rosaryville Road around 11:30 a.m. The home belonged to 78-year-old Donelson Christmas II, who was born and raised there.

"When they initially arrived, they had heavy fire conditions coming from the second floor which eventually consumed the entire house," Mark Brady with Prince George's County Fire said. "[Christmas] was not home at the time of the fire."

The preliminary loss is estimated at $250,000 and two dogs and two cats are still unaccounted for.

There's no word on a cause at this time.

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