Saturday, November 3, 2012
Fire officials responded to the scene at 3:17 a.m. Friday morning.
A video has been released of a vacant house in Shady Side engulfed in flames around 3 a.m. Friday morning. No one was injured in the blaze, according to Anne Arundel County fire officials. The fire began at approximately 3:17 a.m. near the 1200 block of Holly Avenue and took 25 firefighters about 30 minutes to control the fire, according to fire officials. The video of the fire that was posted on YouTube shows flames arching out of windows, including fire on the top floor hitting a nearby power line and causing a shower of sparks. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Friday, September 16, 2011
German restaurant in Edgewater that burned down on New Years Eve day reopened Wednesday after an eight month rebuild.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The blaze fully engulfed a vehicle and extended to a nearby house.
Firefighters put out a blaze that burned a car and caused minor damage to a home in the 3300 block of Oak Drive Wednesday night, according to Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Capt. James Rostek. Firefighters arrived on the scene around 9 p.m. and found a car fully engulfed in flames, which extended to a home nearby. The fire was under control in about 20 minutes. The fire caused minor damage to the exterior of the home, but the car was a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
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.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
After permits are issued, the Old Stein Inn will receive an extensive rebuild.
Edgewater residents and regulars eagerly wait for the reopening of The Old Stein Inn in Mayo since it caught fire on December 31. According to Mike Selinger, owner, they are in the process of obtaining permits to repair, rebuild, and remodel after an estimated $500,00 to $700,000 in damage was done. According to Division Chief Michael Cox, the cause of the fire has yet to be determined, but is believed to have been an accident. Selinger claims to be busier now than he was when The Old Stein was open for business. “We’re in the process of settling with the insurance company. We’re in a working-but-holding-pattern until we get the permits and start the demolition and rebuilding,” he said while explaining the difficulties of getting …
Friday, December 31, 2010
Film of the fire at the Old Stein Inn this morning.
The Old Stein Inn caught fire this morning shortly after 5:30 a.m. A passerby phoned in to 911 to report smoke coming from the structure. We captured some moments on video of the firefighters at the scene working to extinguish the blaze.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Wood stove or chimney fire in Davidsonville displaced a family, no one injured. In Edgewater, a dog suffered burns.
DAVIDSONVILLE—An overnight two-alarm fire in the 3200 block of Patuxent River Road in Davidsonville caused damage to a single-story residential structure. Early reports indicate that the fire may have begun in the chimney or wood pellet stove then progressed to the attic. The family has been displaced and is staying with relatives. Fire companies from Anne Arundel, Prince George's and the Naval Academy were called to the scene shortly after 1 a.m. Fire Dept. spokesman Lt. Cliff Kooser said that it took 65 firefighters nearly an hour to control the fire. At the scene this morning there was visible damage to a rear window of the structure. In addition, it appeared that firefighters had removed the wood stove and attic insulation in …