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Two alarm fire leaves Annapolis family without a home

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Posted at 10:55 AM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 10:57:27-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WMAR) — Two people are without a home following a two alarm fire that broke out Thursday morning in Annapolis.

Crews were called around 6:21 a.m. to 3526 Newport Avenue and met with heavy fire coming from the two story home.

Two adults inside the home were able to safely evacuate before firefighters arrived.

Officials say the neighborhood had no public water service, forcing crews to use an open water site 1200 feet away.

A second alarm was called as crews feared the fire was spreading to a neighboring home.

It took 76 firefighters from multiple agencies about 70 minutes later to contain the flames.

As result of the fire, the family living at 3626 were displaced. The home next door suffered damage to the outside, but its believed that family will be able to remain there.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by members of the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit.