For immediate release:
Annapolis Fire Department Media Release- Structure Fire
Date: Monday, February 7, 2022Time: Approximately 12:45 a.m.Location/Address: 1 Muir Wood CtType of Incident: Residential Structure Fire Description of Structure/Property: Two-story, end of the row townhouseInjuries or Deaths: No injuries to civilians or respondersEstimated Dollar Loss: $200,000Smoke Alarm Status: Smoke detectors were present but not activated Assisting Fire Departments: Anne Arundel County Fire Department, Naval Support Activity (NSA) Annapolis Fire Department Assisting Agencies: Red Cross services were offered, but occupants declinedNumber of Alarms: One alarm with a working fire dispatchNumber of Responding Firefighters: Approximately 45Time to Control: Approximately 35 minutesDiscovered By: Occupants Area of Origin: 2nd floor balconyPreliminary Cause: Accidental, Improper disposal of smoking materialsAdditional Information: On Monday, February 7, 2022 at approximately 12:45 a.m. firefighters were dispatched to 1 Muir Wood Ct. for a reported structure fire. Firefighters arrived on scene of a end of the row townhouse with fire on the 2nd floor balcony. The fire extended to the attic and roof. Fire crews quickly made entry to extinguish the fire. It took approximately 35 minutes to bring the fire under control. No injuries to civilians or fire personnel. The Fire Explosives Services Unit determined the cause of the fire as accidental due to the improper disposal of smoking materials on the 2nd floor balcony.
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