Headlines – Anne Arundel County Fire Department Press Release April 28, 2022

Dwelling Fire – Laurel (Maryland City)

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022

Time: 10:02 p.m.

Location/Address: 3565 Laurel Fort Meade Rd, Laurel, MD 20724

Incident Type: Apartment Complex: Fire

Description of Structure/Property: Six Story Apartment Complex: Horizon Square Apartments

Injury or death: none

Estimated loss in dollars: undetermined

Smoke alarm status: Pull-Station, activated and functional.

Residential sprinkler system: No

Fire Department Assistance: Annapolis Fire Department, Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) Fire and Rescue Department, Fort Meade Fire and Emergency Services,

Howard County Fire and Rescue Services Department, Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department.

Other assisting agencies: Anne Arundel County Police Department, American Red Cross and BGE.

Number of alarms: two

Number of responding firefighters: 90

Control time: About an hour.

Discovered by: Neighbors

Area of ​​origin: Undetermined, under investigation.

Preliminary cause: Undetermined, under investigation

Additional Information: Firefighters responded to a 911 call reporting a structural fire at the Horizon Square Apartment complex in Laurel, Maryland.

Initial reports said flames were visible from a third-floor balcony on the west side of the complex. The first firefighters to arrive reported a fire visible from the balcony of the third-floor apartment on the west side of a six-story apartment complex. They entered and were able to quickly put out the bulk of the fire on the third floor. However, the fire had spread upwards to the fourth and fifth floor apartments located directly above the original fire apartment. Firefighters located and extinguished the fire on the fourth and fifth floors with minimal damage to both apartments. Several residents have been displaced as a result of the fire and the Red Cross has been contacted to provide resources for these occupants. There were no injuries and the fire alarm call station was activated and in working order to alert the occupants. The Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit responded and determined the fire was most likely accidental, with the exact origin of the cause still under investigation.

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