SEVERN, Md. — Fire victims report that there were multiple problems with electricity/wiring in days leading up to the fire in Severn.
A total of 15 people are now displaced following the fire that made its way through a 2-story group rowhome on Monday.
The incident happened just before 2 a.m. when a call came in about the fire in the living room of the home on the 1700 block of Meade Village Circle. Several calls came in after that to report the fire as well.
Officials say about 70 firefighters from Anne Arundel County Fire, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) Fire & Rescue Department, Fort Meade Fire and Emergency Services were called to the scene to control the fire. At the scene, crews observed fire through the roof of the home and it extended to an adjacent home.
It took crews about an hour to knock out the flames.
As a result of the incident, six adults and nine children from 1759, 1757 and 1755 Meade Village Circle have been displaced and are being assisted by the Red Cross.
Two firefighters were transported to Baltimore Washington Medical Center in good condition with medical complaints related to exertion.
At this time, it is unknown what caused the fire. The fire is under investigation by members of the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit.