Shipley's Choice Blaze Injures Firefighter

An estimated $550,000 in damages was done to the home.

A fire erupted at a home in the Shipley's Choice community of Millersville on Sunday morning, injuring a firefighter and causing about $550,000 in damages, a fire department spokesman said.

The house fire, in the 300 block of Green Aspen Court, was reported at 11:47 a.m. Sunday. Anne Arundel County firefighters battled the blaze for an hour before extinguishing it, according to Anne Arundel County fire spokesman Chief Michael Cox.

A total of 51 firefighters were on the scene.

Three people were at the home during the fire, but escaped without injury, Cox said. They told firefighters that they noticed smoke coming from the rear of the home and evacuated. While battling the blaze, one firefighter suffered minor injuries—burns to his ear and neck. He was treated at the scene, and then transported to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it is believed to be accidental, Cox said.

CORRECTION: The town is Millersville, not Severna Park. Patch regrets the error.

Andrea Montrose March 26, 2012 at 01:05 PM
FYI Shipley's Choice is in Millersville -- I live there!
Leslie Hunt March 26, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Hi Andrea, yes, I noticed the same as Shipley's is Millersville, the editor who wrote it checked the address somewhere and it showed "Severna Park" with a 21108 zip code..go figure.
alan March 26, 2012 at 08:02 PM
I personally don't live there but both comments above disgust me, its not location on the map people should be concerned about here, a family lost their home and a firefighter has been injured. FYI. At least we know who not to approach in a situation which calls for an empathetic approach. Well done guys!! My thoughts are with the family in this tragic set of circumstances. I hope that the local community are providing you with support. My thoughts are also extended to the firefighters and to their injured colleague who I hope makes a speedy recovery.
Leslie Hunt March 26, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Alan, please put a little perspective on this, it was a comment about the location, not on the tragic fire. People have a right to know exactly where things happened and the commenter was correct in pointing it out. There was no show of emotion simply due to the question that was posed. Thank you.
Chip Lansing March 27, 2012 at 04:46 PM
"300 block of Green Aspen" ... so WHICH house was it. What is the family's name? How can we offer to help if we can't identify who was affected?
Leslie Hunt March 27, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Hi Chip, The Fire Dept. doesn't release the name, just the address. I'll check it out and see if I can locate the house number. Also emailing a few neighbors over there to see if there's an organized effort of help. I'll be back in touch.
Leslie Hunt March 27, 2012 at 07:03 PM
The family fine, everyone escaped without injury. They are being helped by their neighbors and appreciate everyone's concern. Per above, a firefighter had minor injuries while fighting the blaze, but is OK.


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