ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) – Firefighters rescued 18 people late Thursday from a double-alarm fire at a high-rise apartment building in Annapolis, authorities said.
The fire broke out just before midnight in a six-story building near the corner of First Street and Severn Avenue, the Annapolis Fire Department said. Upon arrival, firefighters found flames coming from a second-floor balcony.
Firefighters rescued 18 people from the building, one of whom was taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation, the fire department said.
About 60 firefighters took about 45 minutes to bring the blaze under control. The damage to the apartment building caused by the fire is not yet known.
Fire authorities said the fire appeared to have started on a second-floor balcony, although the cause was still under investigation.
The American Red Cross is helping 10 people displaced by the fire.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2021/12/10/annapolis-high-rise-condo-fire-18-rescued/ Firefighters Rescue 18 From Annapolis Apartment Fire – CBS Baltimore