Fire Hospitalizes Man, Displaces 3 In Severn: Officials


Officials said a Monday morning house fire hospitalized a man and displaced three adult residents from this Severn home. (Courtesy of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department)

SEVERN, MD - A Monday morning house fire hospitalized a man and displaced three adult residents in Severn, officials said.

The injured man is listed in critical condition.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but early reports suggest that it was an accidental blaze.

Firefighters said an occupant called 911 after their smoke detectors went off at 6:51 a.m.

The caller reported that their one-story, single-family home was ablaze in the 700 block of Jennie Drive, a press release said.

Crews said they were dispatched within two minutes of the initial 911 call and arrived within five minutes of the call.

Firefighters said they found flames in the home's basement.

A resident who escaped told first responders that somebody was still inside, the release said.

Crews said they entered the burning home, rescued the trapped man and extinguished the fire.

The rescued man was sent to the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, officials said. The other two adult occupants were treated and released at the scene.

A team of 48 firefighters said they controlled the blaze in 45 minutes.

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department thanked these agencies for assisting in its response:

  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Fire & Rescue Department
  • Annapolis Fire Department
  • Anne Arundel County Crisis Response
  • Anne Arundel County Police Department
  • Baltimore Gas and Electric

This map shows the area where officials said the fire happened.

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