By Caitlyn Freeman
On May 18th, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department received a call at 5 a.m. regarding a fire at the Dairy Queen on Annapolis Road, in Odenton, which is one mile from Arundel High. 31 firefighters from Anne Arundel County and Fort Meade’s Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene.
In an email to The Pulse, Lieutenant Erik Kornmeyer from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said that “Units arrived to find a small fire in the ceiling of the restaurant.”
Kornmeyer also stated that “No one was inside at the time of the incident ” and “The fire was brought under control in under 15 minutes and all units cleared the scene before 6:30 am.”
The Dairy Queen website currently lists the location “Temporarily Closed.” There are signs on the front of the building notifying potential customers about the closing. The sign visible from 175 in front of the establishment currently reads “Temporary Closed.” The building’s owner could not be reached for comment.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown and is under investigation by the Anne Arundel County Fire and Explosives Investigation Unit.