Two male juveniles in southern Maryland have been charged with arson for setting the fire that burned down the unoccupied estate of Tom Clancy in Calvert County.
The two boy, ages 12 and 14, have been charged with Arson 2nd Degree for their involvement with igniting the blaze that destroyed a two story unoccupied wood frame dwelling of the famed writer’s estate.
The fire marshal says the fire last [F]riday was brought under control withing 15 minutes but caused $149,000 in damages.
I’m not sure whether Clancy was still living in the Calvert County home much before his death last year or if he was living in his luxury penthouse in Baltimore primarily. I do remember there were reports when he was still married to his first wife that she purchased him a restored Sherman tank that was on the grounds of the mansion. There were even news reports discussing the house itself, which was the inspiration for the waterfront home that Clancy protagonist Jack Ryan owned in some of Clancy’s novels.