8501 Veterans Highway Millersville, MD 21108
Phone (410) 222-8200

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

November 6, 2019

Contact: Captain Russ Davies
410-222-8305 (Office)
410-222-8746 (Media Line)
Dwelling Fire- Davidsonville (Lavall)

Date:   Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Time:   7:41 p.m.
Location/Address:   2001 Rosetta Way, Davidsonville, MD 21035
Type of Incident:   Dwelling Fire
Description of Structure/Property:   Two-story, single-family dwelling
Injuries or Deaths:  No injuries to civilians or responders reported
Estimated Dollar Loss:  Undetermined
Smoke Alarm/Sprinkler Status:   Smoke alarms present and activated, providing occupants the time to escape without injury
Assisting Fire Departments:   Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department, Annapolis Fire Department, Naval Support Activity (NSA) Annapolis Fire Department
Number of Alarms:   Two alarms plus Water Supply Taskforce
Number of Responding Firefighters:  88
Time to Control:   70 minutes
Discovered By:   Occupants and neighbors, multiple 9-1-1 calls
Area of Origin:  Undetermined
Preliminary Cause:   Undetermined
Additional Information:   Firefighters responded to multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting fire from the back of the house at 2001 Rosetta Way. First arriving firefighters found heavy fire conditions from the garage area on the side of the large (15,000 square feet), two-story single-family dwelling. Due to the amount of the structure involved in fire, the size of the home, and it is located in an area without public water, firefighters called for a Water Supply Taskforce and a second alarm. Eighty-eight firefighters from several jurisdictions brought the fire under control in a little over an hour. The cause of the fire is under investigation by members of the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit. Five occupants of the home have been displaced. There were no injuries.

All photos are courtesy of Mike Hugg Media.
Motor Vehicle Collision- Harwood (Castle Acres)
 
Date:   Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Time:   4:59 p.m.
Location/Address:   Solomons Island Road (Route 2) and Owensville Road (Route 255), Harwood, MD 20776
Type of Incident:   Motor vehicle collision
Injuries or Deaths:  Four patients from one vehicle, 32, 13, and 10 year-old-females and a 5-year-old male were transported by Maryland State Police helicopter to John Hopkins Hospital with injuries that were serious but not believed life-threatening. A 57-year-old female from a second vehicle was transported by paramedics to Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries
Assisting Fire Departments and Agencies:   Annapolis Fire Department, Maryland State Police Aviation Command
Additional Information:   Firefighters responded to an auto accident in the area of Solomons Island Road and Owensville Road. Responders located a two-vehicle, rear-end style collision. Two adults occupied the front vehicle. One occupant, a 57-year-old female, sustained minor injuries and was transported by paramedics to Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries. The rear vehicle was occupied by an adult and three pediatric patients. All four patients, 32, 13, and 10 year-old-females and a 5-year-old male, were transported by Maryland State Police helicopter to John Hopkins Hospital with injuries that were serious but not believed life-threatening.
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