The first fire-related death in Anne Arundel County occurred Wednesday morning when one person died in the Maryland City area.
According to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched at 8:26 a.m. Wednesday to a fire in the unit block of Zona Road in the Parkway Village Mobile Home Park.
Neighbors reported the fire after they observed smoke coming from the home. An occupant in the one-story double-wide mobile home suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a press release.
It reportedly took about 40 firefighters from Anne Arundel (including Fort Meade), Prince George's and Howard counties 45 minutes to bring the blaze under control.
Damages are estimated at $150,000 and the cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to a press release.
The fire department has not released the name of the victim and cause of death, pending the results of an autopsy by the State Medical Examiner.