February 5, 2023
Annapolis, US 31 F

3-Alarm fire damages Odenton apartment building

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Just after 10 a.m. this morning, Anne Arundel County Firefighters responded to a reported apartment fire in the community of Seven Oaks in the Odenton.  The first units to arrive on the scene reported visible fire and smoke coming from the 3rd floor of garden apartment unit and quickly requested additional resources to the scene. Firefighters utilized elevated streams from Fire Department ladder trucks to control the flames.  In all, it took 68 Firefighters from Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Howard and Ft. Meade Fire Departments about 3 hours to bring the 3-alarm incident under control.  Some residents who were home at the time of the incident were able to escape without injury prior to arrival of the Fire Department.  The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation and no estimate of damage has been given.  More than 10 apartments suffered damage as a result of the incident.  It is unknown at this time how many people will require relocation however, the Red Cross and the Property Management Company were both on scene to assist.  No injuries have been reported.   It should be noted that due to the age of the building that it was not equipped a with fire sprinkler system.

Source: AACoFD

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