Fire Press Release - March 1, 2024

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UPDATE: Residential Fire March 1, 2024 Fatal Fire

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´╗┐Chen Fa Lu (D.O.B 12/01/1951), died this past weekend as a result of his injuries from the fire on Kintop Road in Pasadena, Maryland on March 1, 2024. This is the first fire death in Anne Arundel County in 2022.  Anne Arundel County Fire Investigators have determined the cause of the fire to be accidental. The Fire started in the basement of the home due to a faulty electric issue.

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Date: Friday, March 1, 2024

Time: 3:15 a.m.

Location/Address: 510 Kintop Road Pasadena, MD 21122

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 with serious life threatening injuries to Baltimore Washington Medical Center. An adult female was transported with non-life threatening injuries to Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Both victims were residents of the home.

Firefighter Injury: A firefighter was transported to an area hospital to be treated for minor burns as a result of this incident.

Estimated Dollar Loss: Unknown

Smoke Alarm Status: Working and Activated.

Assisting Fire Departments: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) Fire & Rescue Department.

Other Agencies: Anne Arundel County Crisis Response, American Red Cross, Anne Arundel County Police Department, Baltimore Gas and Electric.

Number of Responding Firefighters: 48

Time to Control: Less than 30 minutes.

Discovered By: Neighbors

Area of Origin: Undetermined

Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation by Anne Arundel County Fire Investigation Unit.

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department received a 911 call this morning around 3:15 a.m. who advised his neighbors home at 510 Kintop Road in Pasadena, Maryland was on fire. Fire Crews were dispatched and arrived on scene less than seven minutes after the original call to 911

AACo Fire Crews on the scene reported the residence was fully involved with fire and that there was one victim trapped inside the residence. Crews worked collectively to extinguish the fire while simultaneously rescuing the trapped adult male. A Quick rescue to get the victim out of the home, along with advanced medical treatment from Anne Arundel County Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians on scene contributed to the life safety of the trapped occupant.

The victim was transported to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center in critical condition. The other occupant was able to get out of the home on her own and was transported to Baltimore Washington Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The Anne Arundel County Fire/Arson and Explosives Unit is working to identify the cause of the fire. Smoke detectors were present and in working condition. One Fire Lieutenant was transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor burns as a result of the incident today.

Two occupants have been displaced due to the fire, and The Anne Arundel County Crisis Responses Team and the American Red Cross is assisting the family.

Residential Fire w/ Injury - Pasadena, MD