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Anne Arundel County Fire Department Media Release January 26, 2022

Multiple Dwelling Fire - Annapolis

Date: Tuesday, Jan 26, 2022 

Time: 01:33 a.m.

Location/Address: 1639 Elkwood Ct, Annapolis, MD, 21409 

Type of Incident: Dwelling Fire Involving 4 Townhouses 

Description of Structure/Property: 2 Story Townhouse with Basement - Multiple 

Injuries or Deaths: Firefighter from NAS Annapolis FD transported to a local hospital for unspecified injuries/observation. One dog is deceased.

Estimated Dollar Loss: $445,000.00 

Smoke Alarm Status: Undetermined 

Assisting Fire Departments: Annapolis Fire Dept, NAS Annapolis Fire Dept (Naval Academy) 

Other Assisting agencies: American Red Cross 

Number of Alarms: 2 

Number of Responding Firefighters: 58 

Time to Control: 50 minutes 

Discovered By: Neighbors 

Area of Origin: Outside-in fire to the rear of 1639 Elkwood 

Preliminary Cause: Undetermined at this time 

Additional Information: The homeowner was at work when her home surveillance camera detected motion coming from the rear of her house. She was able to view the camera from her cell phone and saw fire. The homeowner called her brother who is also a neighbor. The brother attempted to rescue a dog, but the fire was too large. 9-1-1 was called by the neighbors.

Fire department personnel arrived on location and found the townhouse to be fully involved with the bulk of the fire coming from the rear. A second alarm was requested and operations quickly became defensive for the origin home. The fire spread to the immediate exposures causing a total loss for three of the dwellings and a partial loss of a fourth. A total of five adults and two children were displaced as a result of the fire. 

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