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Fire Department Media Release- March 4, 2019

Dwelling Fire- Brooklyn Park

Date:  March 1, 2019

Time:  5:33 p.m.

Location/Address:  254 Edgevale Road West, Brooklyn Park, MD 21225

Type of Incident:  Dwelling fire

Description of Structure/Property:  Two-story, end of the group townhome

Injuries or Deaths:  A 63-year-old male occupant was able to evacuate the home prior to the arrival of firefighters. Paramedics transported him with serious but not believed life-threatening symptoms of smoke inhalation to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for possible treatment at the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine

Estimated Dollar Estimated Dollar Loss:  $20,000

Smoke Alarm Status:  None present in the home

Assisting Fire Departments:  Baltimore City Fire Department

# of Alarms:  1 alarm # Of Firefighters:  33

Time to Control:  15 minutes

Discovered By:  Neighbors

Area of Origin:  Basement

Preliminary Cause:  Undetermined, under investigation

Additional Information:  Firefighters responded to 9-1-1 calls reporting smoke and flames coming from the basement of the dwelling. Arriving firefighters extinguished a basement fire in a two-story end of group townhome in about 15 minutes. Four adults and three children have been displaced as a result of the fire.

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