Man charged in Waldorf fire that killed girlfriend’s daughter and granddaughter

A man has been charged with arson and murder in the fire that killed a woman and her baby daughter in Waldorf, Maryland, last week.

The victims were the daughter and granddaughter of the man’s girlfriend, who also lived in the Waldorf town house.

Vincent Anthony Fisher II, 46, of Waldorf has been charged with first-degree arson and murder in the deaths of Rashawn Cline, 27, and her daughter, 1-year-old Dashawn Cline, in the fire at a house on Heathcote Road March 31, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Friday.

Investigators with the sheriff’s office and the Office of the State Fire Marshal determined that the fire was deliberately set and the Clines’ deaths were ruled homicides as a result of the fire.

Fisher was already under arrest and being held at the Charles County Detention Center; he had been charged immediately after the fire with assaulting someone else who lived in the house, the sheriff’s office said. Fisher is being held without bond.

Anyone with more information is asked to call Detective Andrew Bringley at 301-609-6499; if you want to stay anonymous, you can call Charles County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or submit your tip online at or by using the P3Intel mobile app.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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