Eighteen Rescued from Two-Alarm High-Rise Fire in MD

The fire broke out on a second-floor balcony of the Annapolis condo just before midnight Thursday.

According to a report from WBAL, 18 residents of an Annapolis, Maryland, high-rise condo building were rescued after a fire broke out there on the second floor just before midnight Thursday.

The incident occurred at a six-story condo building in the 100 block of Severn Avenue. Annapolis Fire Department (AFD) officials said crews arrived to find heavy fire on the second-floor balcony.

AFD Lt. Ken Whitesaid it took 60 firefighters nearly 45 minutes to bring the flames under control. Several surrounding fire departments also helped extinguish the fire.

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In addition to the 18 rescued people, one person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation. Four condo units were deemed uninhabitable.

The cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation.

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