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Four adults and two children are displaced from the home and receiving assistance with temporary shelter from other family members. Fire Investigators have labeled the cause of the fire as “accidental” and is attributed to mechanical work to a van parked partially under the carport.
In addition to the Beltsville Firefighters, Fire/EMS units operating at the scene included Calverton, Branchville, Berwyn Heights, College Park and Burtonsville (Montgomery County). There were 35 firefighters that required 20 minutes to extinguish the fire. No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.