Annapolis Fire Department Media Release
Public Information Officer
Captain Bud Zapata
Media line: 410-260-3415
Wellington Place Dwelling Fire
For Immediate ReleaseMarch 7 , 2021
(Annapolis, MD) On March 6, 2021 at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Annapolis Fire Department was dispatched for a reported structure fire. First arriving units found a 2-story single family dwelling with smoke showing from the front of the house. Crews found a small fire in the basement and was quickly extinguished. A total of 36 firefighters were on scene and took approximately 10 minutes to place the fire under control. One patient was transported to the burn center with burns to the hands. No injuries to firefighters. The Red Cross was notified to assist 3 adults and 2 animals but the occupants decided a short time after they no longer needed their services.
The Anne Arundel County and Naval District Washington Fire Departments provided mutual aid. Investigators from the Annapolis Fire and Explosives Services determined the fire to be accidental in origin and caused by smoldering incense coming in contact with surrounding combustible materials. Total cost damage was approximately $2000.
Eastport Sailboat Fire
Early this morning at 12:27 a.m., the Annapolis Fire Department was dispatched to the 300 block of Chester Avenue for a reported boat fire. On arrival, crews found an approximate 40ft sailboat at the end of the pier with heavy smoke from the cabin area. Firefighters were able to put a quick knock on the fire and determined the location to be in the engine compartment area. It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes to place the fire under control. A total of 36 firefighters were on scene. No injuries to firefighters or civilians were reported.
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