Anne Arundel fire injures two, including firefighter

A house fire in Anne Arundel County sent two people to the hospital Saturday morning and took 60 fire personnel from four departments half an hour to bring under control, fire officials said.

The fire in the 900 block of Malvern Hill Drive in Davidsonville was reported at around 7 a.m. Saturday, Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Michael Pfaltzgraff said. When firefighters arrived they found fire and smoke billowing from the basement, he added.

The responding unit called a second alarm, and firefighters from the Annapolis, U.S. Naval Academy and Prince George's County fire departments responded to the scene.

A 57-year-old man who lived in the house was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center with serious but not lifethreatening injuries, Pfaltzgraff said. A firefighter also was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, he added.

Firefighters still were trying to determine the cause of the Saturday morning fire.

Pfaltzgraff said the fire displaced the two occupants of the house and they are being helped by the Red Cross.

Fire officials estimated the damage to the house at $150,000.

"The house is not completely destroyed, it's going to need a lot of work," Pfaltzgraff said. "But the bulk of the house just has some smoke and water damage."

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