Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Time: 8:36 p.m.
Location/Address: 5512 Greenock Road, Lothian, MD 20711
Type of Incident: Dwelling Fire
Description of Structure/Property: Two-
story, single-family dwelling
Injuries or Deaths: Three firefighters with minor injuries or non-life-threatening medical complaints were transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center. There were no civilian injuries.
Estimated Dollar Loss: Undetermined
Smoke Alarm Status: Undetermined
Assisting Fire Departments: Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department, Annapolis Fire Department, Calvert County (Dunkirk VFD, North Beach VFD, Huntingtown VFD)
Number of Alarms: Two alarms with additional special calls
Number of Responding Firefighters: 80
Time to Control: Two hours
Discovered By: Neighbors and passerby (multiple calls)
Area of Origin: Undetermined
Preliminary Cause: Undetermined, under investigation
Additional Information: Firefighters responded to multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting smoke coming from a home in the 5500 block of Greenock Road. The first arriving firefighters reported fire on the second floor and in the attic of a large, two-story, single-family dwelling. The home is located in an area of the county without public water service (fire hydrants). Therefore a combination of supply hose line and water tanker shuttle was used to supply water for firefighting from a pond approximately 3000 feet away. The fire was brought under control in about two hours, with firefighting units remaining on the scene until 3:30 a.m. and investigators staying through the night. The cause of the fire is under investigation by members of the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit. Two occupants, who were not home at the time the fire was discovered, have been displaced.
Update, July, 29, 2019 10:15 a.m.- The cause of the fire has been determined to be accidental in nature with the origin undetermined and under investigation. The firefighter from the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department who remained hospitalized for observation was discharged from Anne Arundel Medical Center on Saturday.
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