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Fire deliberately set in Anne Arundel hospital

A fire over the weekend in an elevator at Anne Arundel County Medical Center was arson, county fire officials said.

The small fire, which occurred around 4:45 p.m., was quickly extinguished, according to Division Chief Michael E. Cox. Investigators determined that the fire was intentionally set, he said. Hospital spokeswoman Kelly Swan said the hospital's Health Sciences Building, where the fire took place, houses offices, and outpatient and support services.

Officials have no suspects. They are asking that anyone who can help identify a "person of interest" or provide information about the case call 410-222-8477. Information can be left anonymously.

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