By: David M. Higgins II

Lothian, MD– Yesterday evening around 8:20 p.m. Anne Arundel County 9-1-1 was alerted to a structure fire on the 5500 block of Greenock Road near the Greenock Hills Stables, Lothian, MD.

Units from Anne Arundel, Prince George’s and Calvert County arrived at the scene with 75 firefighters. Huntingtown, Dunkirk and North Beach Volunteer Fire Department’s was called to the scene from Calvert.  Five firefighters (two Anne Arundel County, three Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department) with minor injuries or non-life-threatening medical complaints were transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center. As of this morning, all but one (Dunkirk VFD) have been released. There were no civilian injuries.

The home is located in an area of the county without public water service (fire hydrants). Therefore, a combination of supply hose line and a water tanker shuttle was used to supply water for firefighting from a pond approximately 3000 feet away. The fire was brought under control in about two hours, with firefighting units remaining on the scene until 3:30 a.m. and investigators staying through the night. The cause of the fire is under investigation by members of the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit.

The Fire Marshal is currently investigating the blaze. However, here is what we know:

  • Three firefighters suffered minor injuries
  • No one was home at the time, however, two adults have been displaced

The Southern Maryland Chronicle will bring you more information once a Fire Marshal’s report is filed.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...