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Fire on Prince George Street displaces 7 adults

| November 21, 2020, 07:54 AM

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Shortly before midnight on November 20, 2020, the Annapolis Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 200 block of Prince George Street in the Historic District of Annapolis.

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Upon arrival, crews were met with fire showing from the two-story home which was built in 1920 and had been converted into apartments.

Firefighters discovered a storage area on the outside of the structure underneath the steps on fire with some extension into the structure. Firefighters made a quick attack on the fire and interior fire crews assisted all building occupants out of the structure safely. There were no reported injuries to civilians or fire personnel. It took approximately 20 minutes and 40 firefighters to bring the fire under control. Anne Arundel County and Naval District Washington Fire Departments provided mutual aid.

Due to the instability of the structure, it has been deemed an unsafe structure by the fire department. Red Cross was notified to assist with the displacement of 7 occupants and 1 dog. The fire did originate in the storage shed underneath the steps. The cause is under investigation by the Annapolis Fire Investigations Bureau.

An estimate of damage has not been determined at this point.

It is unknown if there were smoke detectors in the residence or if they activated; but as a reminder, smoke detectors save lives. Please make sure you have functioning detectors in your home and that the batteries are new.  Winter typically sees an uptick of house fires for any number of reasons, please be safe.  This is the second house fire in the past 72 hours.

Photos: Annapolis Fire Department

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