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67-year-old woman hurt in 2-alarm Anne Arundel Co. blaze

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

ODENTON, Md. — One person is in the hospital after a two-alarm fire broke out at a townhouse in Anne Arundel County early Thursday morning. 

Fire crews were called to the 2100 block of Saint Michaels Circle in Odenton, Maryland for a reported fire. Firefighters arrived to find a three-story townhouse engulfed in flames. A second alarm was called to allow more resources to respond to the scene. About 80 firefighters responded to the fire. 

When firefighter arrived they found the homeowners in the front entryway of the home with an unconscious woman. Firefighters worked quickly to get everyone to safety. 

Lt. Jennifer Macallair, A Public Information Officer with the fire department said the bulk of the fire was brought under control in about an hour. Firefighters remained on scene Thursday morning monitoring hotspots to make sure the fire did not flair up again.

Heavy winds at the time caused the fire to spread to adjoining townhomes. In all, three units were damaged and residents have been displaced. 

A 67-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries, Macallair said. Three other people were able to get out of the home without injury. 

Fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire. Macallair said the home had working smoke alarms.

This is a developing story. We are working to confirm additional details. Stay with WUSA9 for more updates as they come in to our newsroom.

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