NOI 10/1/17 Under Investigation Condo Fire Golden Rod Court

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Date: 10/1/2017

Time: 2:18 AM

Location / Address:  1402 Golden Rod Court, Belcamp, Harford County 

Type of Incident: Apartment Fire 

Description of Structure / Property: Three-story, 12-unit, condominium complex

Owner / Occupants: Multiple - Property managed by JC Property Services 

Injuries or Deaths: None reported 

Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $750,000.00   Contents: $250,000.00

Smoke Alarm Status: Present - unknown if operated 

Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status: Present - unknown if operated (fire originated on exterior of building)

Arrests(s): N/A

Primary Responding Fire Department: Abingdon Volunteer Fire Company

# of Alarms:  1  # Of Firefighters: 70

Time to Control: 1 hour

Discovered By: Occupant of Unit H

Area of Origin: 2nd floor, balcony of Unit H

Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation 

Additional Information: The occupant of Unit H awoke to the odor of smoke and saw fire impinging on the patio windows of the exterior balcony of the unit. The occupant attempted to extinguish the fire with an extinguisher but was not successful. Another occupant was awoken and activated a manual pull station while exiting the building and called 911.  The building was severely damaged due to fire and water damage, collapsing parts of the 3rd floor into the 2nd floor. Harford County Permits and Inspections condemned the building. 15 people and numerous pets were displaced. Harford County Disaster Assistance and Red Cross are assisting

Golden Rod Ct - Photo courtesy of Susie Tingler/Abingdon EMS
Photo courtesy of Susie Tingler/Abingdon EMS