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Monday, June 15, 2009

Two-Alarm Apartment Fire in Forestville

Story by Major Erroll George - Acting PGFD PIO

At approximately 9:45 AM, Monday, June 15, 2009, Fire/EMS units from the Forestville and surrounding areas were alerted to a reported house fire in the 6400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Upon arrival, units encountered an apartment building with smoke and fire showing from the second floor and roof. A second alarm was sounded and additional units were alerted to assist with the large fire. It took approximately 30 to 45 minutes for the 65 firefighters to bring the fire under control.

Residents of the apartment building will be displaced and will be placed in other units by the Property Management Company. A preliminary fire loss is estimated at $200,000 and the cause is under investigation. One civilian was evaluated on the scene by Paramedics but did not require further medical attention.

Early Morning House Fire on Stan Fay Drive

Story by Major Erroll Geroge, Acting PIO
Photos by Jim Davis pgfdfire.com

At around 2:30 AM, Monday, June 15, 2009, Fire/EMS units from the Upper Marlboro and surrounding areas were alerted to a reported house fire in the 100 block of Stan Fey Dr. Upon arrival, units encountered a single family home with fire showing from the second floor and roof. There was a collapse of the second floor and it took approximately 30 to 45 minutes for firefighters to bring the fire under control using an exterior attack.

Residents of the home will be displaced and are making their own arrangements for housing. A preliminary fire loss is estimated at $800,000 and the cause is under investigation. There were no injuries.