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Anne Arundel County firefighter injured in Annapolis apartment fire

Posted at 6:05 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 23:24:29-04

ANNAPOLIS — Annapolis Fire was on scene of an apartment complex fire Thursday afternoon.

At about 4:00 p.m. Thursday, the Annapolis Fire Department was called for an apartment fire in the 1000 block of Spa Road.

When units arrived, they found a 3-story apartment complex with heavy fire coming from the roof. A 2nd alarm was requested and dispatched.

Firefighters fought for hours to get it under control

“We evacuated the building. We were also able to assist a wheelchair bound elderly woman out that house. We were able to get ten dogs out.”

None of the people living in the apartments affected by the fire were hurt, but at least one Anne Arundel County firefighter suffered minor injuries when some debris collapsed from the ceiling.

“With how close it was to the woods even and how high it was on the roof I thought it could have easily spread much quicker if it wasn’t a big rainstorm that happened right at the perfect time. It was like the saving grace honestly.”

Several tenants were displaced because of the fire and the American Red Cross is assisting during this time.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The total cost of the damage is currently undetermined.