Two separate fires yesterday injured 4 people, damaged a home and a barn.
Just before 1:20 am on March 9, 2014, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department received calls reporting a dwelling fire in the 7300 block of Dotson Lane in Glen Burnie. Initial arriving units found heavy smoke and fire coming from the basement and first floor of a 2-story single family dwelling. The assignment was upgraded to a Working Fire Dispatch, bringing approximately 35 personnel to the scene. The fire was brought under control in about an hour.
There were three occupants in the dwelling at the time of the fire. They were alerted by the smoke detectors in the home and self-evacuated prior to the arrival of the fire department. Two of the occupants were transported to area hospitals. The first victim is a 25-year-old female who was suffering from smoke inhalation. She was transported with serious but non-life-threatening injuries to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The second victim is a 66-year-old female who was transported with minor injuries to Baltimore-Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie. The injuries were sustained when she self-evacuated from a second-story window. Two Firefighters were also transported to Baltimore-Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie for evaluation.
The fire was determined to be accidental in nature, and damage to the dwelling is estimated at $65,000.
At 3:55 pm on Saturday March 9, 2014, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department 911 center received a call reporting a barn on fire in the 5900 block of Talbot Road in Lothian. Prior to units arriving on location, additional calls were received reporting heavy fire and smoke, and the assignment was upgraded to a Working Fire Dispatch.
Initial units arriving on location found a 30’ x 40’ barn fully engulfed in flames, with fire extending to a trailer parked next to the barn. It took 30 personnel from Anne Arundel County Fire Department as well as mutual aid units from Calvert and Prince George’s Counties approximately 10 minutes to bring the fire under control. Two boys, ages 10 and 12 were treated on scene by paramedics, but neither was transported to the hospital.
Damage as a result of the fire is estimated at $10,000. The cause of the fire was determined to be as a result of the juveniles playing with matches. Neither juvenile was charged as a result of the incident.