UPDATE FROM AACOFD:
One person has died following a two-alarm dwelling fire early Monday morning in Brooklyn Park.
Firefighters responded to a call reporting a fire in the area of Brookwood Road this morning around 4:35 a.m. The 911 caller was from Southerly Avenue and could only provide a general location of the fire. Firefighters located the fire in a two-story, middle of the group rowhome in the 5200 block of Brookwood Road, near Christian Road, and reported smoke and fire from the second floor.
Firefighters made entry to extinguish the fire and perform search and rescue for possible occupants. They located an adult male on the second floor and removed him to the exterior where he was determined to be in cardiac arrest. Paramedics made efforts to resuscitate him on the scene and when those efforts were not successful he was declared deceased.
During efforts to search the dwelling, a male firefighter fell through the second floor to the first floor. Other firefighters quickly removed him from the residence. He sustained possibly serious injuries and was transported by paramedics to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. His injuries are not life-threatening.
Sixty firefighters from Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, and BWI Thurgood Marshal Airport brought the fire under control in about 20 minutes. There were no additional injuries, and the deceased was the only occupant home at the time of the fire.
There was damage to an adjacent home that is unoccupied and under renovation and also to two other occupied homes. The two occupied homes received smoke damage, but the occupants will not likely be displaced.
Members of the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit are on the scene. The cause of the fire is undetermined and under investigation.
A 2 alarm fire in Brooklyn Park claimed a life this morning.
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department, along with Baltimore City Fire Department, were dispatched to the a home near on Brookwood Road near the intersection of Christian Road shortly before 5am for a dwelling fire. They were met with heavy smoke and fire on the second floor.
Shortly after arrival, they called for a second alarm to extinguish the blaze. A male occupant, believed to be the sole occupant of the home was discovered inside.
One firefighter was injured fighting the blaze and an investigation is underway as to the cause.