Anne Arundel County

71-year-old man dies in Lothian mobile home fire Thursday, Anne Arundel Fire Department says

A 71-year-old man was killed Thursday morning when his mobile home caught fire in Lothian, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

Firefighters pulled Thomas Reilly from a house trailer at Patuxent Mobile Estates after arriving at the scene around 9:45 a.m. following an emergency call from his neighbors. The flames were under control in about 30 minutes. Reilly lived alone, according to a news release from the fire department.


Fire investigators determined the preliminary cause of the fire to be accidental. It started in the bedroom, according to the department.


The cause is under investigation by the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit members.

Around 40 firefighters from Anne Arundel, Prince George’s County and Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department assisted in putting out the blaze.

This is the sixth fire death in Anne Arundel County so far this year.

In May, Severna Park resident Kevin Zichelli, 33, died from injuries he sustained while on the job when a propane leak inside of a shipping container ignited.

In April, Danielle Neal, a 62-year-old veteran, died following an Annapolis house fire, which investigators said was caused by a lit cigarette near an oxygen tank. Also in April, Joann Marie Smith, 75, died days after her Severn home caught fire.

In March, Darlene Feeheley suffered fatal burns, and her husband was injured, when their Woodlawn Heights home caught fire. Also in March, Christopher Blake Isaksen, 62, was pronounced dead after a fire at a Quarterfield Road home in Severn.

Two people died from fire in 2021, and three were killed in fires in 2020, according to the county fire department.