NR-8/14/17-Queen Anne's-Under Investigation-Old Love Point Road, Stevensville
Queen Anne's County, August 14, 2017, a 77 year old man and his 76 year old wife remain in critical condition at Bayview Medical Center following an early morning fire in their Stevensville home.
The Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department and other surrounding Fire Departments were alerted to the 12:08 a.m. blaze located at 808 Old Love Point Road in Stevensville. First arriving firefighters encountered heavy fire conditions near the rear of the one story single family home and were able to gain entry through the front door to remove both occupants out of the house to awaiting EMS units. The male victim was transported by Maryland State Police aviation to John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and his wife was initially transported by ambulance to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. She was later transferred to the Bayview Medical Center with her husband where they are both currently listed in critical condition. It took nearly 40 firefighters one hour to control the one alarm blaze causing $200,000.00 in damages to the home and another $40,000.00 in damages to contents within the home.
A team of Deputy State Fire Marshals assisted by fire investigators from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms remained on the scene throughout the day conducting the fire investigation. A hard wired smoke alarm with a 9 volt battery backup was found in the residence but cannot be determined at this time if it properly operated. The origin of the fire was determined to be in an attached rear screened in porch however the cause of the fire remains under investigation.