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  County Executive Steuart Pittman
Fire Chief Trisha L. Wolford
Media Release

January 31, 2019

Contact: Captain Russ Davies
             410-222-8746 (Media Line)
Fatal Dwelling Fire- Glen Burnie

Date:  January 30, 2019
Time:  11:46 p.m.
Location/Address:  415 Wellham Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Type of Incident:  Dwelling fire with reported occupants trapped
Description of Structure/Property:  one story with a basement, single-family dwelling
Injuries or Deaths:  1) A male estimated to be in his early 40’s was removed from the basement by firefighters and transported by paramedics to Baltimore Washington Medical Center with critical, life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced deceased at BWMC. 2) A 32-year-old female was removed from the basement by firefighters and was transported by paramedics to the Burn Center at John Hopkins Bayview Hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries 3) A 5-year-old male patient was removed from the basement by firefighters and was transported by paramedics to the pediatric trauma center at John Hopkins Hospital with critical, possibly life-threatening injuries. 4-7) Paramedics transported a 31-year-old male and three females ages 3, 22 and 44 to BWMC with minor injuries. They were all occupants of the home and evacuated before the arrival of firefighters.
Estimated Dollar Loss:   Structure:  undetermined  Contents:  undetermined
Smoke Alarm Status:  undetermined
Assisting Fire Departments:  Not applicable
# of Alarms:  1   # Of Firefighters:  41
Time to Control:  30 minutes
Discovered By:  Neighbors and passerby, multiple 9-1-1 callers
Area of Origin:  Under investigation
Preliminary Cause:  Undetermined, under investigation
Additional Information:  Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke from all sides of a single-family dwelling. Firefighters rapidly located and removed three occupants from the basement. The fire was contained to the basement and brought under control in about 30 minutes. The cause of the fire is under investigation by members of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit.
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