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Annapolis law firm fire causes Monday morning road closures, school delays

Posted at 7:32 AM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 17:17:46-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A two alarm fire injured a firefighter, and caused road closures and school delays Monday morning in downtown Annapolis.

Fire crews were dispatched around 4:20 a.m. to the 100 block of Duke of Gloucester Street, where they found a three story historic building engulfed in flames.

The building housed the Krause & Ferris law firm, which neighbors another building split up into several other offices and residences. Eight of those occupants were safely evacuated from the building.

Around 55 firefighters from multiple agencies responded to the scene, and had the fire out in a little over an hour.

Aside from one firefighter who suffered minor injuries, no one was hurt.

St. Mary’s Elementary and High School had to open two-hours late due to several road closures.

Annapolis High School and Bates Middle School students were also affected by traffic delays.

Duke of Gloucester Street remains closed while building inspectors look over the damage, and fire investigators determine a cause. All other roads have re-opened.