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Fire Media Release October 1, 2018

Apartment Fire- Glen Burnie

On September 30th at 5:41 p.m firefighters responded to a report of smoke in an apartment building in the 100 block of Southbridge Drive. Firefighters arrived at the three-story apartment building and found smoke in the terrace level hallway. Firefighters forced entry into an apartment and located an unresponsive occupant lying on the living room floor and a couch on fire. Firefighters quickly removed the occupant and extinguished the fire, keeping it contained to the couch. The 51-year-old male victim was treated by paramedics and transported to the Burn Center at John Hopkins Bayview Hospital with injuries that were serious but not believed life-threatening. Members of the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit have determined that the cause of the fire was accidental, caused by a cigarette dropped onto the couch. No occupants were displaced from the building, and all of the apartments remain habitable. There were no other injuries. Damages are estimated at less than $1,000.

Hazardous Situation- Stoney Creek

On September 30th at 9:46 a.m. firefighters responded to a report of a boat leaking fuel in the Stoney Creek near the Dena Marina (700 block of East Shore Road). Firefighters located an abandoned 40-foot boat partially submerged in the water. Containment booms that had been placed several days earlier were saturated, and fuel was starting to spread from the boat. Members of the Special Operations Hazardous Materials Team with the assistance of a fireboat from the Baltimore City Fire Department placed new booms to surround the vessel again and contain the leak. Once the situation was stabilized, the scene was turned over to representatives of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Maryland Department of the Environment.

Injured Person- Bay Head Park

On September 29th at 10:16 a.m. firefighters responded for a reported injured person at Bay Head Park, located 1661 Bay Head Road. Firefighters found a 9-year-old male patient with a possible head injury following helmet to helmet contact during a tackle. Paramedics requested a Maryland State Police Medevac Helicopter which landed at the park. The patient was transported to the Pediatric Trauma Center at John Hopkins Hospital with possibly serious but not believed life-threatening injuries.

Motor Vehicle Collision- Gambrills

On September 28th at 10:19 p.m. firefighters responded to a motor vehicle collision with a reported occupant trapped in the 800 block of Annapolis Road, near Claffy Avenue. Firefighters arrived to find a single vehicle accident where the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. The 27-year-old male and lone occupant of the vehicle was trapped but extricated by firefighters in about 15 minutes. A Maryland State Police Medevac helicopter landed near the scene and transported the patient to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with critical, possibly life-threatening injuries.

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