LOTHIAN, Md. - One person was taken to the hospital Friday morning after a 2-alarm fire broke out in Lothian, Anne Arundel
County.According to Chief Tobia with Anne Arundel County Fire Department, the fire broke out around 3:44 am in the unit block of B Street, right near the Anne Arundel County and Calvert County line.
Crews arrived to find two mobile homes fully involved and they called for a second alarm.
An elderly woman had to go to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
Crews were able to get the fire out around 5 a.m., but 7 people were displaced by the fire, including an infant.
Batallion chief Matthew Tobia said about 60 firefighters battled flames that jumped from one home to the other. He said there were no fire extinguishers in the neighborhood, which made fighting the fire a little difficult.
Tanker trucks were brought to the scene and luckily, there were no issues with water supply.
"Although no functioning smoke alarms were available in either home, the families were fortunate enough to be able to escape what could have been a terrible tragedy," Tobia said.
Tobia said witnesses to the fire reported that the occupants from the home where the fire originated woke escaped and began knocking on doors.
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