For immediate release:
Annapolis Fire Department Media Release- Structure Fire
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021Time: Approximately 11:59 p.m.Location/Address: 100 Severn AvenueType of Incident: High-rise Structure Fire Description of Structure/Property: Six story condominium structureInjuries or Deaths: One civilian was transported to a local area hospital for smoke inhalationEstimated Dollar Loss: Undetermined Smoke Alarm Status: Working smoke alarmsAssisting Fire Departments: Anne Arundel County Fire Department, Naval Support Activity (NSA) Annapolis Fire Department Assisting Agencies: Red Cross, Annapolis Office of Emergency Management, PRO TECH LLC, and the Eastport Yacht ClubNumber of Alarms: Two AlarmsNumber of Responding Firefighters: Approximately 60 Time to Control: Approximately 45 minutesDiscovered By: The homeowner Area of Origin: 2nd Floor balconyPreliminary Cause: UndeterminedAdditional Information: On Thursday December 9, 2021 at approximately 11:59 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to the 100 block of Severn Avenue for multiple reports of a structure fire with entrapment. Firefighters arrived on scene of a six story condominium structure with heavy fire on the 2nd floor balcony. Firefighters quickly made entry and assisted in the evacuation of multiple residents. The bulk of the fire was on the 2nd floor balcony with extension into the adjacent condos. It took approximately 45 minutes to bring the fire under control. One civilian was transported to an area hospital for smoke inhalation. There were no reported injuries to fire personnel. The fire originated in the 2nd floor balcony and the cause and cost of damage is still under investigation by investigators of the Fire and Explosives Services Unit. The Red Cross was called to assist with approximately 10 displaced occupants. A special thank you to Pro Tech LLC and the Eastport Yacht Club for opening their doors to assist those temporarily displaced by the fire.