Fire Severely Damages Odenton Home
Just before 9 pm on Thursday, January 11th, a call to 9-1-1 reported that the front of a home was on fire in the 500 block of Monterey Avenue in Odenton.
The Odenton Volunteer Fire Company responded with Engine 282, Truck 28 and Chief 28 staffed with 12 volunteers and our assigned career driver.
OVFC’s Chief 28 arrived first to find a two-story house single family home with fire showing from the 1st and 2nd floors and established incident command. Engine 282 arrived, established a water supply and began fire suppression efforts on the front porch, the exterior of the house and a vehicle parked in the driveway. After knocking the exterior fire down, crews entered the dwelling and moved to the second floor where the fire had spread vertically up the exterior of the home. Truck 28 arrived and laddered the building and then went to work assisting the Engine crew on the second floor.
Engine 4 (Severn), Engines 451 and 453 (Ft. Meade) Engine 21 (Harmans Dorsey), Truck 29 (Jessup), Tower 43 (BWI Airport), Squad 33 (Glen Burnie) also responded bringing a total of forty firefighters to the scene. The fire was placed under control in 20 minutes. Two adults occupants were displaced as a result of the fire, and one occupant suffered a minor burn injury to the hand. The cause of the fire is under investigation by members of the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigations Unit. There were no other injuries.