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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Two Early Morning Commercial Fires Remain Under Investigation

CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

Prince George’s County Firefighters battled two early morning fires involving commercial structures with the cause of each fire still under investigation.


The first fire occurred just before 4:00 AM, Sunday, March 07, 2010, in Bowie. Firefighters were alerted to a fire on a construction site in the 12900 block of 11th Street. Fire/EMS units encountered a fire involving a small structure, 3 cement trucks and large amounts of debris. About 30 firefighters worked for about 45 minutes to knock down the bulk of the fire. AMTRAK officials worked with firefighters as the site was adjacent to the tracks. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation and fire loss is estimated at $2,000,000.

The second fire occurred at about 5:30 AM at a BP Gas Station at Addison Road and Martin Luther King Highway in Seat Pleasant. Firefighters arrived to find the 1-story structure well involved with fire. There were 35 firefighters on the scene that worked for about an hour to contain and extinguish the fire. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation and fire loss is estimated at $200,000.

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