2-alarm fire in Odenton forces 24 apartments to be evacuated

60 firefighters battling blaze near Fort Meade

  • The Anne Arundel County Fire Department hoses down a blaze at an apartment building in the Seven Oaks community in Odenton.
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department hoses down a blaze at… (Photo courtesy of Jen Wilbanks,…)
September 30, 2012|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

A large, two-alarm fire burned through an apartment complex and forced residents of 24 units to be evacuated in Odenton on Sunday evening, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

Firefighters were called to the apartment building in the 2000 block of Military Place, in the Seven Oaks community off Regiment Way near Fort Meade, about 6:05 p.m., said Lt. Cliff Koofer, a department spokesman.

About 60 firefighters and 25 pieces of equipment remained on the "very active scene" about 8:15 p.m., Koofer said.

"We're still trying to get the fire out in some of the upper-level areas," Koofer said.

No cause has been determined, and Koofer said he did not know how many apartments had been damaged.

No injuries were reported, Koofer said.



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