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Anne Arundel County Fire Department Media Release January 18, 2022

Dwelling Fire- Riva (Berkshire)

Dwelling Fire- Riva (Berkshire)

Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Time: 2:11 p.m.

Location/Address: 3092 Sussex Place, Riva, MD 21140

Type of Incident: Dwelling fire

Description of Structure/Property: Two-story, single-family dwelling

Injuries or Deaths: No injuries to occupants or responders

Estimated Dollar Loss: $75,000

Smoke Alarm Status: Not present

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

Other Assisting Agencies: Anne Arundel County Police, Baltimore Gas and Electric

Number of Alarms: One Alarm with Working Fire Dispatch

Number of Responding Firefighters: 34

Time to Control: 20 minutes

Discovered By: Occupants, neighbors, and passersby

Area of Origin: Attic

Preliminary Cause: Accidental; cause is undetermined, under investigation

Additional Information: 
Firefighters arrived and reported fire evident from the attic and roof area. Firefighters assisted the three occupants who were home at the time of the fire in evacuating. None of the occupants reported injuries. Members of the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit determined the fire originated in the attic area and is believed to be accidental. A total of nine occupants have been displaced as a result of the fire. 

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