UPDATE: From the Anne Arundel County Fire Department:
Anne Arundel County 9-1-1 began receiving multiple calls reporting smoke coming from a building in the area of Bestgate Road and Tidewater Colony Drive. First arrivng firefighters reported fire through the roof and from the back of a two-story commercial building in the 2000 block of Tidewater Colony Drive. The building contained several offices and a spa/salon. Firefighters requested a second-alarm bringing 55 firefighters to the scene from Anne Arundel County, Annapolis City and the United States Naval Academy. The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes with extended operations needed to extinguish pockets of fire and complete salvage and overhaul. The cause of the fire is under investigation by members of the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit. One firefighter suffered a minor injury and was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center.
Annapolis Fire Department crews are on the scene of a 2-alarm fire at 2001 Tidewater Colony Drive, off of Bestgate Road.
The fire appears to be located in the Vaughan-Diann Salon and Spa. Other occupants of the building include Annapolis Lymphedema Center and Ledo Pizza Systems–the corporate headquarters of Ledo Pizza. From the salon via our Facebook page, they have accounted for all of their employees and all are safe. The salon was only open today from 10am to 2pm to make appointments according to their website.
More info as it becomes available. Photo and video from Glenn A Miller Photography