Six Missing After Fire Destroys Mansion in Annapolis, MD … Home Owned by Don and Sandra Pyle (Update: Family Confirming Death of Pyles and Name the grandchildren as Lexi Boone, Katie Boone, Charlotte Boone and Wes Boone)
Six members of the Pyle family missing after fire destroys their mansion …
Following an inferno, that burned down a waterfront, 16,000-square-foot, $9 million mansion in Annapolis, Maryland, six people remain missing and unaccounted for. The fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. and took 85 firefighters responding from multiple areas. Shortly after 3am, crews were dispatched to 936 Childs Point Road (MAP) for a structure fire. Because of the intensity of the fire, the size of the house and the failure of the roof and floors, firefighters have been unable to search the structure. The fire wasn’t placed under control until 7:05 a.m. The home was completely gutted. Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation records list Don Pyle and Sandra Pyle as owners of the home and their principal residence.
Six people remain unaccounted for after a fierce fire gutted a 16,000-square-foot mansion in Maryland’s capital early Monday, a fire official said.
The fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. by an alarm monitoring company and a neighbor who saw flames at the mansion in Annapolis, said Capt. Russ Davies, spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.
“From the family, we know who’s unaccounted for,” Davies said, though he declined to say who specifically could not be located. “If you look at the damage, you know, it would not be a stretch to think that if there were occupants that they did not survive the fire.”
Earlier, Davies had said the home’s occupants might have been out of town.
Anne Arundel County officials say each of the missing people are family members.
Firefighters suspended their search Monday afternoon for six people missing after a raging four-alarm fire at a mansion south of Annapolis.
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department has requested help from the National Response Team at the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said Capt. Russ Davies, a spokesman for the fire department.
He said the team can provide special equipment needed to remove steel bars that collapsed into the basement of the two-story structure. Davies said the equipment needed for the heavy lifting may not be in place until Wednesday.
UPDATE II: Relatives believe family was in mansion for fire.
The relatives of six family members unaccounted for after a massive fire gutted a waterfront mansion believe they were inside at the time of the blaze, a fire official said Tuesday.
The charred multimillion-dollar mansion near Maryland’s capital is the focus of the search for the six missing family members, said Capt. Russ Davies, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.
Davies has declined to identify the family members. On Tuesday, he wouldn’t give further details about what their relatives said or why they believe the family was inside the mansion.
A tech tycoon, his wife and their four grandchildren were killed after a devastating blaze ripped through their Annapolis mansion in the early hours of Monday, it has been confirmed.
Emergency crews in Annapolis were scrambled to the blaze at the waterfront home of Don Pyle, a former CEO, but were unable to save the couple and the children.
Don Pyle, 56, lived in the 16,000sq ft home with his wife Sandra. Authorities are yet to confirm the deaths but a local headteacher sent out a letter to staff and students on Tuesday confirming the family had been killed and naming the grandchildren as Lexi Boone, Katie Boone, Charlotte Boone and Wes Boone.
Stacey Boone, mother to two daughters Lexi and Katie with Sandra Pyle’s son Randy Boone, also confirmed they had died, according to The Capital.