Updated - (4 p.m.)—A fire has torn through an apartment building in Odenton, not far from where a blaze struck about a month ago.
Fire officials said the fire affected about 12 units, displacing as many as 30 people.
The blaze began shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday near the 2000 block of Kintore Circle. Firefighters quickly entered the building to an effort to suppress the flames and find anyone inside, according to Division Chief Michael Cox of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.
However, the fire spread to all three levels of the building, and firefighters were forced to battle the blaze from the outside using elevated water streams, Cox said.
Cox said it took 60 firefighters from the Anne Arundel County and the Fort Meade fire departments to get the fire under control.
No one was hurt in the fire, but the Red Cross has been called to assist families.
Cox said the cause of the fire is under investigation. He acknowledged that there was another large fire on Sept. 30 in the same apartment complex, but said there is no indication at this time that the two are related. Cox said the fire on Sept. 30 was ruled to be accidental.
How To Help
A collection center has been set up in one of the community centers in Seven Oaks. Property managers at the Seven Oaks Apartments said there is a need for clothing, kitchen supplies and other items, and they can be dropped off at the community center or leasing office.
Property managers said they believed they can find new units for residents who have been displaced, and were actively working with residents Wednesday afternoon to find places to stay.
Red Cross - 1-800-Red-Cross or Redcross.org. The Red Cross does not accept direct donations of goods or others items, but has an ongoing need for money to purchase items needed in the case of an emergency.
Lauren's Luggage - A local charity that provides blankets and other immediate necessities for families displaced by fire and other emergencies. Call: (410) 551-3067 or (410) 200-3187.
This is a developing story. Check back with Patch for additional details.
- Video of the Fire: (Courtesy Nathan Potter, via Facebook).
- Fire Tears Through Seven Oaks Apartments
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