No Injuries Reported, Family Displaced After Nearly 100 First Responders Battle Edgewater Home Fire

A family has been displaced, but no injuries were reported, after nearly 100 first responders extinguished a home fire in Edgewater that remains under investigation.  

In a press release, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department stated that at approximately 12:30 pm on May 22, 2023, assistance was requested from the occupants of a home located on Wallace Manor Road.  According to the release, the caller advised that their back deck was on fire and they were exiting the home. "Fire department units responded from Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, and the Naval Academy Fire Departments. The first arriving units arrived on location at 12:35 pm and reported a 2-story residential home fully involved in fire, with fire extending through the roof," officials explained in the press release.  "A defensive fire operation was set up with additional mutual aid from the Grasonville Vol. Fireboat who responded to assist in extinguishment from Gingerville Creek waterway."

It reportedly took over 90 firefighters approximately an hour and a half to get the fire under control. Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigative Unit responded to the scene and are still working to determine the cause of the fire.  Anne Arundel County Crisis Response and the American Red Cross Southern Maryland also responded to assist with the needs of the displaced family.