No one was hurt in the fire at Maryland Route 3 North and Queen Mitchell Road. Investigators are seeking to find out if anyone lived in the house.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Tim Lemke
Monday, January 30, 2012
A fire destroyed a one-story house near the corner of Maryland Route 3 North and Queen Mitchell Road in Crofton on Monday morning, a fire department spokesman said. Chief Michael Cox, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, said units responded just before 7 a.m. to find a small house totally engulfed in flames. It took 28 firefighters about 30 minutes to put out the blaze, he said. Cox said investigators were still on the scene to try and determine if it was an occupied home or a vacant building. He said investigators have not determined a damage estimate or cause, but they believe the house will be uninhabitable. No one was hurt in the fire.
Crofton area fire safety first responders urge residents to check and change smoke detectors.
Daylight Savings Time may help save your life. As we spring forward, the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department is reminding Crofton and Gambrills residents to change their smoke detector batteries. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported about 3,000 people perish annaually in residential fires nationwide. The cause of death in most of these cases was smoke and toxic gas inhalation. The U.S. Fire Administration is reminding people to think ahead to prevent a fire disasters with the “Focus on Fire Safety: Smoke Alarms” initiate. Click video to hear Arundel Volunteer Firefighter Matt Hafler explain how to check your smoke detector batteries and how the appliance can help save lives.