One Women dies in fire at Anne Arundel County
Anne Arundel County Fire Department responded to a house on fire on 800 block Generals Highway, Millersville, MD 21108 Friday, September 25 2020 approximately at 10:33 AM
Firefighters responded to a 911 call from a neighbor reporting an extensive amount of smoke and fire coming from the dwelling in the 800 block of Generals Highway. There are several homes in the area which are accessed via a private driveway that is approximately one half mile long. Firefighters arrived within 5 minutes after being dispatched to find fire coming from the basement, first and second floors of the two-story single-family home. Firefighters made an aggressive interior attack and rescued the resident of the home from the first floor. Unfortunately, the 77-year-old female was declared deceased at the scene by paramedics. Due to the extent of the fire, and lack of fire hydrants in the rural area, a Working Fire Dispatch, and two Tanker Task Forces were requested bringing a total of 45 firefighters and 6 Tankers to the scene to shuttle water from a sustainable water source along Veterans Highway.
One firefighter suffered minor burns to his ears and was transported to Johns Hopkins Burn Center at Bayview Medical Center. After the resident was removed from the dwelling, it was determined that the house was too unstable due to the amount of fire and all firefighters fought the fire from the exterior of the home. It took approximately 60 minutes to bring the fire under control. Red Cross was requested to assist two adults and one child who also reside in the home but were not present at the time of the fire. Members of the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit will be on scene throughout the afternoon to determine the cause and origin of the fire.