Annapolis Fire Department Media Release
Captain Bud Zapata
Dwelling Fire Media Release
For Immediate Release
August 7, 2020
(Annapolis MD) At 01:21 am this morning, Annapolis Fire Department units was dispatched to the 800 Block of Janice drive for a reported dwelling fire. Fire Crews arrived on location of a single story single family home with a basement with heavy fire showing from the 1st floor and basement windows. Initial arriving crews attacked the fire externally before making entry into the structure for an interior attack. Due to the compromised safety and stability of the dwelling, fire crews were ordered out of the structure and continued their attack on the fire exteriorly. Fire crews were able to bring the fire under control in under 20 minutes. It took a total of 40 Firefighters with assistance from Anne Arundel County, and Naval District Washington Fire Departments to extinguished the fire. At this time there are no reported injuries to Civilians or Fire Department Personnel. The fire was called in by a next door neighbor. According to the homeowner the dwelling was vacant. The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation.
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