Crews from the Anne Arundel County and Annapolis fire departments extinguished a large house fire in the Sherwood Forest community in Crownsville early Thursday morning. Officials are investigating the cause of the blaze.
Fire department units were dispatched to the two-story residence off Sherwood Forest Road at about 6:15 a.m., according to county fire spokesperson Lt. Jennifer Macallair.
Two occupants were in the residence at the time. They were able to self-rescue, along with two dogs, before the fire departments arrived, according to a news release. Nobody was injured in the blaze.
A total of 99 firefighters responded to the scene, and the blaze took one hour to control, according to the release.
Crews were still on the scene later Thursday morning investigating the causeof the fire, which they believe originated in the garage. Investigators suspect the fire was accidental.
Macallair said there was a ‘pretty substantial loss’ to the property. Investigators are still estimating a dollar amount of the loss.