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40+ firefighters respond to Maryland City house fire

Photo Credit: Anne Arundel County Fire Department
Posted at 2:00 PM, Dec 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 07:53:17-05

MARYLAND CITY, Md. — Forty-two firefighters from a few counties in Maryland assisted in putting out a house fire early Friday morning.

At about 5:30 a.m., firefighters were called to the 3300 block of Crumpton South because of a dwelling fire. When they first arrived, fire was visible from a window in the front and there was also heavy fire conditions from the basement in the back of the one-story rancher.

The occupants of the home called 911 and reported that there was a fire in a bedroom. However, they were all able to escape the home before the firefighters arrived.

Firefighters from Anne Arundel, Prince George’s and Howard Counties got the fire under control in about 35 minutes with some additional time required for overhaul and an investigation. Firefighters from Fort Meade also helped.

According to the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit, the incident was an accidental fire, with the cause remaining under investigation. As a result of the fire, four adults and four children have been displaced and are being assisted by the Red Cross.

There were no injuries and damages are estimated at $115,000.