Reported via Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services on Facebook on October 10, 2019:
Shortly after 5:30 AM on October 10, 2019, firefighters and paramedics from HCDFRS were dispatched for a reported deck fire on the 6300 block of Hanover Crossing Way in Hanover. Upon arrival, fire department personnel saw active fire on the deck climbing up the rear of the structure to the attic. Crews immediately requested additional support with units responding from BWI, Anne Arundel County, and Baltimore County. Fire department personnel were able to extinguish the fire with no reported injuries. The residents, who were home at the time of the fire, were able to evacuate safely, including two dogs. There is one cat that is unaccounted for at this time.
Red Cross is currently assisting the displaced residents.
The HCDFRS Office of the Fire Marshal continues to investigate the origin and cause of the fire.
Photo credit Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services