Annapolis Fire Department

Annapolis Fire Department Media Release

Fire Chief

David L. Stokes, Sr.

Contact Person:
Fire Inspector Ken White
Phone: 410-263-7975

Hazmat Incident Update

For Immediate Release
March 4, 2018

(Annapolis, MD) At 11:33 pm on March 3rd 2018, Units from Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Fire Department were dispatched to the unit block of Hudson street for a report of an unknown chemical odor coming through the vents. Hazmat units from Annapolis are on location trying to determine the cause of the odor and isolate the source. Occupants of the building have been evacuated, and are being transported by city bus to another building for safety. At this time there are no reported injuries to civilians or Emergency personnel. Units will remain on location for an undetermined amount of time.

(Annapolis, MD) Update 2:00 am March 4th 2018: At this time it has been determined that the source of the odor is coming from utility room, and is believed to be something poured down drain. The on duty Annapolis Building Inspector was called due to the unsafe conditions inside the structure. The building will remain uninhabitable until an environmental company can clean the system. Red Cross will be assisting with housing the displaced residents. 

End of release (Ken White #400)

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