UPDATE: Statement from AYC
The Annapolis Yacht Club (AYC) suffered a devastating fire today mid-afternoon at the main clubhouse on Compromise Street.
While the extent of the damage to the facility is unknown at this point AYC will be closed until further notice.
“We thank the Annapolis Police and area Fire departments for their quick action and our senior management for quickly evacuating the facility,” said Commodore Rod Jabin. “We are saddened by the events of today but thankful that no one was seriously injured. The yacht club was closed to its members while preparing for the Lights Parade and all of the staff got out safely.
Club officers and management will be assessing the situation tomorrow to determine the extent of the damage and move the process forward to rebuilding.
A 3-Alarm fire is currently ravaging the Annapolis Yacht Club located at 2 Compromise Street. Most downtown streets are closed and the fire is being attacked from the land as well as the water.
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There has been one firefighter transported from the scene with injuries.
Unconfirmed reports from employees of the club indicate that a Christmas tree may have caught fire. This has yet to be confirmed by fire officials.
On December 12, 2015 at 2:16 PM the Annapolis Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at 2 Compromise Street. The Annapolis Fire Department is currently on scene with a 3 alarm fire. The fire was called in by the fire alarm company, then 911 dispatch was quickly flooded with calls reporting smoke from the building. There are currently approximately 34 pieces of fire equipment on location, with approximately 90 firefighters on scene.
One firefighter has had a minor injury and was transported to the hospital. There are no reports of any civilian injuries at this time.
At this time, the fire has not been placed under control, and it is too early to determine a cause or estimate of damage.
Note: We are currently in Philadelphia at the Army-Navy Game. More details to follow.