Nearly 60 displaced by fire at assisted-living facility
Nearly 60 residents were displaced from a Severna Park senior living complex after a twoalarm fire broke out late Monday afternoon, an Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman said. Firefighters were called to the KrisLeigh assisted living facility in the 800 block of Ritchie Highway around 4:45 p.m., Lt. Erik Kornmeyer said. Asmall fire was found in a common area of the building, and the four-story building was full of smoke. The fire had been mostly extinguished by the sprinkler system, and it was contained within minutes, Kornmeyer said. No injuries were reported. The facility is expected to be closed for several days, Kornmeyer said. Kris-Leigh staff was working with the families of the complex’s residents to make arrangements for Monday evening and plans to transfer residents whose families cannot assist with arrangements to Kris-Leigh’s locations in Davidsonville and Gambrills, Kornmeyer said. The cause is under investigation. There was no estimate of the damage as of Monday evening.