Mike Wilbur


ODENTON, MD — One apartment unit was damaged by fire Sunday afternoon, while a fire truck en route to the blaze was involved in a crash that injured one person, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. The likely cause of the fire was a child playing with fire, authorities said.

The fire was reported about 1:30 p.m. in the dining room of a third-floor apartment at 1245 Scotts Manor Court in Odenton.

An apartment resident reported smoke in the hallway and stairwell; firefighters found heavy smoke in a first-floor apartment. They extinguished a fire in the dining room area in less than five minutes, containing it to the dining room area and the apartment of origin.

One adult and one juvenile have been displaced and are being helped by the Red Cross. There were no injuries reported.

The engine company from the Harmans Dorsey Fire Station in Hanover was responding to the apartment fire when they crew was involved in a collision at the intersection of Annapolis Road and Piney Orchard Parkway.

The driver of the car did not report any injuries. The 37-year-old passenger of the vehicle was briefly trapped until extricated by firefighters, officials said. He suffered minor injuries and was taken by paramedics to Baltimore Washington Medical Center.

None of the three firefighters on the engine reported any injuries.

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