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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bowie House Fire - Family Displaced

Prince George’s County Firefighters battled a house fire in Bowie after being dispatched at about 10:45 pm, Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Firefighters and paramedics responded to the single family home in the 8600 block of Normal School Road after dispatchers received 911 calls reporting the fire. There was a 911 report that occupants were trapped inside the burning structure.  Firefighters from Bowie Fire/EMS Station #819, Old Town, arrived with heavy fire showing from the 1-story home. A family of five was soon safely accounted for as firefighters initiated an attack on the fire.

At 11:20 pm, incident commanders reported the bulk of the fire was knocked down.  Hotspots continued to burn throughout the night.

No injuries occurred to firefighters or civilians and the cause of the fire is under investigation.  Fire loss is estimated at $350,000.  One family pet, a dog, was located and reunited with the family, however, another dog remians unaccounted for.  The Fire/EMS Department Citizens Services Unit and American Red Cross were on the scene and offered assistance to the displaced family of 2 adults and 3 children.  The family opted to stay with other family members.

In addition to Bowie #819, firefighters from Bowie (Free State), Northview, West Lanham Hills, Bowie (Pointer Ridge), Anne Arundel County, Glenn Dale and Greenbelt operated on the scene.

Raw video by Free Lance Videogrphaer Tom Yeatman

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