Fire Press Release - January 8, 2024

Contact Information
Date: Monday, January 8, 2024
Time: 6:53 a.m.
Location/Address: 788 Jennie Drive, Severn, MD 21144
Type of Incident: Residential Structure Fire with injury.
Description of Structure/Property: 1 story, single-family residential home with a basement.
Injuries or Deaths: An adult male was transported to The University of Maryland Medical Center by AACoFD in critical condition.
Estimated Dollar Loss: Unknown
Smoke Alarm Status: Working and Activated.
Assisting Fire Departments: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) Fire & Rescue Department and Annapolis City Fire/Arson and Explosives Unit.
Other Agencies: Anne Arundel County Crisis Response, Anne Arundel County Police Department, Baltimore Gas and Electric.
Number of Responding Firefighters: 48 
Time to Control: 45 minutes 
Discovered By: Occupants
Area of Origin: Basement
Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation by Anne Arundel County Fire Investigation Unit.
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department received a 911 call this morning advising that their home at 788 Jennie Drive in Severn was on fire. The call came in at approximately 6:51 am this morning from a resident alerted by smoke detectors in the home. Fire Crews were dispatched approximately 2 minutes after the first 911.
Fire Crews were on the scene in under five minutes and reported a fire in the home's basement. Additionally, one of the residents who had made it out of the home reported that an adult family member was still trapped inside the home. Crews quickly made entry to the home and simultaneously extinguished the fire while rescuing the trapped adult male. 
The patient was transported to the University Of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore City in critical condition. The other two adult occupants were treated on the scene and released. 
The Anne Arundel County Fire/Arson and Explosives Unit is working to identify the cause of the fire. The cause is preliminarily believed to be accidental in nature.
Three adult occupants have been displaced due to the fire, and The Anne Arundel County Crisis Responses Team assisted the residence's occupants. 
No Firefighters were injured.