Tom Clancy’s house damaged in fire

Author Tom Clancy’s home in Calvert County was damaged by a fire that burned a second-floor deck Saturday, a spokesman for the Maryland fire marshal’s office said.

Clancy, the author of popular thrillers such as “The Hunt for Red October,” “Patriot Games,” and “Clear and Present Danger,” was home at the time, but was not injured in the noon blaze at the house near Prince Frederick, spokesman Joe Zurolo said.

“The smoke alarms are what alerted him to the fact there was a fire,” Zurolo said.

The cause of the fire, which caused about $10,000 in damage to the rear of the three-story stone home, has not been determined, Zurolo said.

About 50 firefighters battled the fire for about 10 minutes before bringing it under control. No other injuries were reported, the spokesman said.

The home is located on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay about 30 miles southeast of Washington.

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    “The smoke alarms are what alerted him to the fact there was a fire,” Zurolo said.

    Thank you Captain Obvious…

    Comment by Anthony — April 20, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

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