Fire in the middle of the row
Firefighters from Anne Arundel County Fire Department and Fort Meade Fire & Rescue Services responded to the 2000 block of Pawlet Dr. for a reported structure fire.
Anne Arundel County Fire Alarm began receiving multiple calls reporting a structure fire with possible entrapment.
Firefighters arrived on location to a three story wood frame, middle of the row over/under unit with showing on arrival from the Alpha (front) side.
Upon the 360 (walk around), command advised there was fire in the chimney from the roof line up on the Charlie (rear) side.
Crews immediately began assisting residents out of the neighboring units.
All occupants were reported out of the fire unit after being assisted by neighbors.
Command requested to mark this as a working incident with no additional resources necessary.
Firefighters began an interior attack and located an active fire in the attic.
The fire was contained, and quickly knocked in the attic, however fire appeared to be running the ridge vent and the roof line.
The Working Fire Dispatch (WFD) was requested for additional resources.
Command placed the fire under control in approximately 45 minutes after locating and extinguishing additional hotspots.
The cause of the fire appears to be a wood stove.