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Anne Arundel County Fire Department Media Release December 6, 2021

Apartment Fire - Crofton (Crofton Village)

Date: Friday, December 3, 2021

Time: 5:52 p.m.

Location/Address: 917 Eastham Court, Crofton, Maryland 21114

Type of Incident: Apartment Fire

Description of Structure/Property: Three-story apartment building

Injuries or Deaths: One occupant was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center with a minor injury

Estimated Dollar Loss: $22,000

Smoke Alarm Status: Undetermined

Assisting Fire Departments: Annapolis Fire Department, Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department

Other Assisting Agencies: Anne Arundel County Police, American Red Cross Southern Maryland Chapter

Number of Alarms: One Alarm with Working Fire Dispatch

Number of Responding Firefighters: 30

Time to Control: Less than 10 minutes

Discovered By: Passerby and neighbors

Area of Origin: Third-floor balcony

Preliminary Cause: Undetermined, under investigation

Additional Information: Multiple 911 calls were received from passersby and neighbors reporting fire from the third-floor balcony. First arriving firefighters located and quickly extinguished a fire on a third-floor balcony at the front of the building, containing it to the area of origin. Three adults and one child have been displaced as a result of the fire and are being assisted by the Red Cross. The cause of the fire is under investigation by members of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit. 

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