Anne Arundel County Fire Department Media Release December 9, 2021
Fatal Dwelling Fire- Pasadena (Rock Anna Community)
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Time: 12:33 a.m.
Location/Address: 1306 Thomas Road, Pasadena, MD 21122
Type of Incident: Dwelling fire
Description of Structure/Property: One story with a basement, single-family dwelling
Injuries or Deaths: Two occupants, a male and a female estimated to be in their 70s, were declared deceased on the scene. Paramedics transported two firefighters to the University of Maryland Baltimore Medical Center with minor injuries
Estimated Dollar Loss: Undetermined
Smoke Alarm Status: Undetermined, under investigation
Assisting Fire Departments: Not applicable
Other Assisting Agencies: Anne Arundel County Police, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Number of Alarms: One Alarm with Working Fire Dispatch and Tanker Taskforce
Number of Responding Firefighters: 45
Time to Control: One hour
Discovered By: Occupants
Area of Origin: Kitchen
Preliminary Cause: Accidental, under investigation
Additional Information: A 911 call was received from an occupant reporting that the house was filled with smoke and that they and another occupant could not evacuate. Firefighters arrived and found smoke coming from the eaves on all four sides of the one-story, single-family dwelling. Firefighters immediately made entry to rescue the trapped occupants. They were removed from the home, and their medical care was turned over to paramedics already on the scene. Efforts to resuscitate the two occupants, a male and a female, both estimated to be in their 70s, were not successful and they were declared deceased on the scene. Paramedics transported two firefighters with minor injuries to the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center. The fire remains under investigation by Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit members.
Update, 10:30 a.m.
The deceased from this morning’s fire have been identified as:
Patsie L. Griffin, 79
James Griffin, 74
They were both residents of that address.
They are the first fire fatalities in Anne Arundel County in 2021.