Battalion Chief Russ Davies provides the following details:
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time: 3:09 a.m.
Location/Address: 215 Beverley Avenue, Edgewater, MD 21037
Type of Incident: Dwelling Fire
Description of Structure/Property: Two-story, single-family dwelling
Injuries or Deaths: A 51-year-old male occupant was transported by Maryland State Police helicopter to the Burn Center at Medstar Washington Hospital Center. He had burns to his hands and feet, as well as smoke inhalation. His injuries are initially considered to be serious but not believed life-threatening. Paramedics transported a firefighter to the Burn Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with minor burn injuries.
Estimated Dollar Loss: $75,000
Smoke Alarm Status: No working smoke alarms
Assisting Fire Departments: Annapolis Fire Department, Naval Support Activity (NSA) Annapolis Fire Department
Other Assisting Agencies: Maryland State Police Aviation Command, American Red Cross Southern Maryland Chapter, Baltimore Gas and Electric, Anne Arundel County Police
Number of Alarms: One Alarm with Working Fire Dispatch
Number of Responding Firefighters: 40
Time to Control: 20 minutes
Discovered By: Occupants and neighbors
Area of Origin: Second-floor bedroom
Preliminary Cause: Undetermined, under investigation
Additional Information: Firefighters arrived to find a two-story single-family home with fire coming from a second-floor window in the front. They located and extinguished a fire in a bedroom on the second floor. The Red Cross is assisting two displaced occupants. The cause of the fire is under investigation by members of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit. Photos are courtesy of the Woodland Beach Volunteer Fire Department.