ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Over a dozen mothers and their newborn babies were evacuated from the Anne Arundel Medical Center after a smoky three-alarm fire broke out in a utility closet on a floor dedicated to mothers recovering from childbirth.
Anne Arundel County Fire Division Chief Michael Cox said crews were called around 5:45pm for a report of a smoky odor in the Rebecca Clatanoff Pavilion which houses the Hospital’s Mother Baby unit. Firefighters searched the building and found heavy smoke coming from a utility closet on the third floor.
Thirteen mothers and their infants were evacuated due to the smoky conditions, according to Kelly Swan, spokeswoman for the Anne Arundel County Medical Center. Swan said no one was injured and the evacuations were confined to the third floor.
More than sixty firefighters and 3 alarm units from Anne Arundel County and Annapolis responded to the fire which was out in 15 minutes.
Crews are working to remove smoke from the building with ventilation fans.
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