Fire Press Release - March 19, 2024

Contact Information

Date: Monday, March 18, 2024

Time: 12:13 a.m.

Location/Address: 409 Broadneck Road, MD 21409

Type of Incident: Commercial Fire - AACo Department of Public Works, Traffic Engineering Building.

Description of Structure/Property: 1 story, Commercial Building - 10,500 Square Feet.

Alarms: 1-Alarm Fire

Injuries or Deaths: No Injuries

Firefighter Injury: N/A

Estimated Dollar Loss: Approximately 5.7 Million.

Fire Alarm Status: N/A

Assisting Fire Departments: Annapolis Fire Department, Naval Support Activity (NSA) Annapolis Fire Department.

Other Agencies: Department of Public Works, Anne Arundel County Police Department, Baltimore Gas and Electric.

Number of Responding Firefighters: 62

Time to Control: Approximately 1.5 hours

Discovered By: MDTA Representative

Area of Origin: Under Investigation

Preliminary Cause: The cause is still Under Investigation by Anne Arundel County Fire Investigation Unit.


The Anne Arundel County Fire Department received a 911 call at 12:13 a.m. from a MDTA representative who was in the area and could see fire coming from the roof of the building. It was quickly determined the structure was the AACo Traffic Maintenance building owned by The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works.

Upon arrival, AACo Fire Crews reported the 10,500 square foot commercial building, to be heavily involved with fire, with large amounts of fire extending through the roof of the building. The building was unoccupied and closed at the time of the incident. Approximately 60 firefighters were dispatched to the scene including mutual aid from Annapolis Fire Department and Naval Support Activity (NSA) Annapolis Fire Department. Firefighters were able to control the fire in approximately 1.5 hours after arriving on scene.

Anne Arundel County Fire/Arson and Explosives Investigators, from our Fire Marshals Office responded to the scene to investigate the fire. The cause is still under investigation.

Fire PR 3/19/24


Fire PR 3/19/24