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Early morning 2-alarm fire in West River leaves two displaced

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Posted at 1:40 PM, Sep 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 13:40:45-04

WEST RIVER, Md. — The Anne Arundel County Fire Department is investigating a two-alarm house fire early Sunday morning in West River.

Officials said crews responded to 1002 Henry Avenue, just before 5:00 a.m. There, they found a fire fire on the rear and side of the two-story, single-family residence with fire extending to the interior second floor and attic along with fire spreading to two adjacent homes.

According to the department, the occupants of the home were woken by noises coming from the rear of the house. Once they saw the flames, they and immediately evacuated the home without any injuries.

While still on the scene, the fire was upgraded to a two-alarm. Officials said 72 firefighters from Annapolis Fire Department, Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department and the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department helped assist with the flames.

Within 20 minutes, crews were able to knock out the fire and had the incident under control 30 minutes later.

The two occupants have been displaced as a result of the fire and are being assisted by the Red Cross. The two adjoining homes sustained damage to siding but will remain occupied.

Officials said there were no injuries to civilians or responders.