Severna Park apartment fire displaces 6 families

damage set at nearly $1 million


A two-alarm fire at a small, two-story apartment building in Severna Park early yesterday displaced six families and caused nearly $1 million in damage, officials said.

It took about 90 minutes to bring the blaze under control, but no one was injured in the fire at 111 Severn River Road, said Capt. Lee Cornwell of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

Cornwell said four of the building's six apartments were occupied at the time, but everyone inside got out safely before firefighters arrived.

Dispatchers received a call reporting the fire at 5:40 a.m., Cornwell said. A second alarm was sounded 15 minutes later.

A total of 57 firefighters from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department and the U.S. Naval Academy responded, Cornwell said.

Workers with the American Red Cross also offered assistance, he said.

The building is owned by Round Bay LLC, Cornwell said.

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