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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Three Separate Home Fires Displace 11 Residents

Prince George’s County Firefighters have battled three house fires since yesterday afternoon. These three fires combined in nearly $200,000 in estimated fire loss and 11 family members displaced from their homes. Fortunately, there were no firefighter or civilian injuries reported. All three home fires have been investigated and deemed accidental with the cause being electrical in nature.

At about 4:30 pm, Wednesday, November 17, 2010, firefighters were alerted to a house fire in the 3300 block of Oaklawn Road in Allentown. Firefighters from the Allentown Road Fire/EMS Station 832 arrived quickly at the 1 ½ story single family home and reported fire showing from the top floor. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished. The fire caused an estimated $15,000 in damages. Three residents are displaced and were assisted by other family members.

9700 block of Hummingbird Lane in Upper Marlboro (Steve Stearns)
At about 9:00 pm on Wednesday evening firefighters from the Upper Marlboro area were alerted to a house fire and arrived to find a 2-story single family home in the 9700 block of Hummingbird Lane with heavy fire conditions on the 1st and 2nd floors. Firefighters mounted an aggressive interior attack, however, retreated to the safety of the exterior when conditions inside deteriorated. It required 35 firefighters about 45 minutes to knock down and extinguish the fire. Fire Investigators estimated fire loss at $100,000. Six occupants, including a child and an infant, were displaced and assisted by family members.

300 block of Brockton Road in Oxon Hill (Paul Cruz)
At about 5:30 am, Thursday, November 18, 2010, firefighters from the Oxon Hill area responded to the 300 block of Brockton Road and fought a basement fire in the 1-story single family home. Firefighters were able to quickly contain and extinguish the fire but not before an estimated $75,000 in damages occurred. The two family members are being assisted by the Fire/EMS Departments Citizens Services Unit and the American Red Cross.

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