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Anne Arundel County Fire Department Media Release September 29, 2022


Fatal Fire: Lothian, MD

Date: September 29, 2022

Time: 9:45 a.m.

Location/Address: 30 Patuxent Mobile Estates, Lothian, MD 21409

Type of Incident: Fatal Fire

Description of Structure/Property: Mobile Home (single-wide).

Injuries or Deaths: When fire department crews arrived, a 71-year-old male occupant was deceased inside the home. The victim has been identified as Thomas Reilly. Mr. Reilly lived alone. There were no other injuries as a result of the fire.

Assisting Fire Departments: Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department, Dunkirk Vol Fire Department.

Number of Alarms: One alarm

Number of Responding Firefighters: 38

Time to Control: 30 Minutes

Discovered By: Neighbors

Area of Origin: Bedroom

Preliminary Cause: Accidental

Additional Information: Firefighters responded to 911 calls (by neighbors) reporting a fire at 30 Patuxent Mobile Estates in Lothian, Maryland. First arriving firefighters reported fire and smoke from the home's northeast side window. Firefighters located one occupant deceased in the room of origin (bedroom). The fire was brought under control in less than 30 minutes. The cause is under investigation by the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit members. The preliminary cause is accidental with an undetermined classification.

Thomas Reilly, 71 died on September 29, 2022, as a result of this fire. This is the sixth fire death in Anne Arundel County in 2022.                

  • Kevin Zichelli, 33 died on May 19, 2022, as a result of his injuries from a container explosion on May 4, 2022.
  • Danielle Neal, 63 died on April 29, 2022, as a result of her injuries from a fire in her home on April 26th.
  • April 13- Joann Marie Smith, 75, died as a result of injuries sustained during a fire in her home on April 11th in the 8200 block of Portsmouth Drive in Severn. The home did have working smoke alarms.
  • March 18- Darlene Feeheley, 68, died in a fire in her home in the unit block of Greenwood Avenue in Glen Burnie. The home did have working smoke alarms.
  • March 9- Christopher Blaine Isaksen, 62, died in a fire at his home in the 7900 block of Quarterfield Road in Severn. The home did not have working smoke alarms.

There were two fire fatalities from one fire incident in 2021 and three from three separate fire incidents in 2020.

There were no working smoke detectors in the home today. Next month is National Fire Prevention Month. As October approaches, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department would like to remind everyone to check their smoke detectors to ensure they are in working order. Properly installed and maintained smoke detectors save lives. For more information, visit our website and take the home fire safety survey.

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