A two-alarm fire in Annapolis yesterday afternoon destroyed a house and left a firefighter slightly injured.
The home, in the first block East Street, near Gate 1 of the Naval Academy, sustained extensive fire and water damage on the first and second floors, said Capt. George D. Sherlock, of the Annapolis Fire Department.
Firefighters arrived at the scene at 1:07 p.m. A second alarm wassounded six minutes later. It took 26 firefighters 40 minutes to bring the fire under control.
Sherlock said the cause has not been determined. He said the fire started in a rear first-floor bedroom and spread through a hall and living room, up the rear wall and to the second floor.
Sherlock said one man may have been inside the house when the fire started, but he did not know the man's name. The house is owned by Paul Walsh, who was at his winter home in Vero Beach, Fla., yesterday.
An adjacent house sustained minor water damage. No one was in that house, Sherlock said.
Firefighter Kevin Thompson suffered a puncture wound to his right hand while inside the house. He was treated at Anne Arundel General Hospital and released.