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Fire Media Release- July 5, 2018

Fireworks Injury Investigation- Glen Burnie

On July 5th at 1:51 a.m. members of the fire department Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit responded to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center to investigate the circumstances of a patient being treated in the emergency department for burn injuries. Investigators determined that the parents of the 11-year-old female patient had purchased legal sparklers from fireworks stand in the Glen Burnie area on July 4th. Around 11 p.m. on the 4th, another child lit a device, close to the patient. The contact resulted in 2nd-degree burns to her right wrist and abdomen, approximately 2% total.

Two-Alarm Dwelling Fire- Arnold

On July 4th at 2:52 p.m. firefighters were alerted to a dwelling fire in the 1600 block of Wood Tree Court East. Multiple callers to 9-1-1 reported the back deck of the home on fire and that fire was extending into the home. First arriving firefighters reported smoke from the eaves and rear of a two-story, middle of the group townhome. Firefighters encountered heavy fire conditions in the rear of the home with the fire spreading to the two adjacent homes. A second alarm was requested bringing 60 firefighters to the scene including personnel from Annapolis City, the United States Naval Academy, and Queen Anne’s County. The fire was extinguished in about 45 minutes with units remaining on scene additional time to complete overhaul and for investigation. One firefighter from the Naval Academy was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center in good condition with symptoms related to heat exhaustion. The homeowner was evaluated on the scene by paramedics for minor burns but declined transport to the hospital. The cause of the fire is under investigation with damages estimated at $270,000. The Red Cross is assisting six adults and two children who have been displaced.

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