Smoke condition began as firefighters were
ventilating the house
Firefighters from Anne Arundel County Fire Department and City of Annapolis Fire Department responded to the 1800 block of Judicial Way for a sick person.
Ambulance 79 arrived and as soon as they entered the door, their CO meters began activating.
Ambulance 79 requested Rescue Squad 7 to respond and assist investigating the cause of the CO meter.
Rescue Squad 7 arrived and began investigating the cause of the CO meter.
The crew found nothing causing a CO leak and set a fan up at the door to ventilate the dwelling.
While pushing the CO out of the house, the crew noticed smoke starting to form in the house and began investigating the smoke conditions. Firefighters found fire underneath the fire place and requested Fire Alarm fill the remainder of the box for a structure fire.
While additional resources responded, Rescue Squad 7 performed the 360 of the two story single family type 5 dwelling with basement while crews inside began hitting the fire with a portable extinguisher.
Firefighters had smoke conditions in the basement and confirmed heat in the ceiling utilizing the thermal imager.
After opening up the walls and the ceiling, the fire was contained to the void space.