Riviera Beach, MD (ANN) – Just after 4:30 p.m. on May 21 the Anne Arundel County Fire Department received a report of a structure fire in the area of Arundel Road and Main Avenue. A neighbor called 9-1-1 reporting smoking coming from the structure. The first arriving firefighters reported smoke from the gables.
An investigation was launched and it was determined that a fire started on a second floor work area that they were able to quickly extinguish. The investigation further found that the owner was working in a workshop on the second floor and disposed of hot metal shavings and combustibles in a plastic recycle bin.
A total of 31 firefighters were on the scene of the fire and took units 10 minutes to put the fire under control. The estimated dollar damage has not been determined at this time.