Update: Victims Identified
The deceased from this morning’s fire have been identified as:
Patsie L. Griffin, 79
James Griffin, 74
They were both residents of that address.
They are the first fire fatalities in Anne Arundel County in 2021.
(Annapolis, MD) — WNAV– A kitchen fire killed two elderly people in their home at 1306 Thomas Road in Pasadena early this morning. Anne Arundel County Fire Batallion Chief Russ Davies tells WNAV that the call came in at 12:30 a.m. He provides the following details:
A 911 call was received from an occupant reporting that the house was filled with smoke and that they and another occupant could not evacuate. Firefighters arrived and found smoke coming from the eaves on all four sides of the one-story, single-family dwelling. Firefighters immediately made entry to rescue the trapped occupants. They were removed from the home, and their medical care was turned over to paramedics already on the scene. Efforts to resuscitate the two occupants, a male, and a female, both estimated to be in their 70s, were not successful and they were declared deceased on the scene. Paramedics transported two firefighters with minor injuries to the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center. The fire remains under investigation by Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit members.
Paramedics transported two firefighters to the University of Maryland Baltimore Medical Center with minor injuries.
Other Assisting Agencies: Anne Arundel County Police, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Number of Alarms: One Alarm with Working Fire Dispatch and Tanker Taskforce
Number of Responding Firefighters: 45
Time to Control: One hour
The fire was discovered by the occupants.
The identities of the man and woman are pending notification of their next of kin. A third person lived in the home, but was at work at the time of the fire.