According to the Fire/EMS Departments Citizen Services Unit a total of 12 families were displaced. The 12 families consisted of 20 adults, 3 children, 1 dog, 7 birds and 26 fish. The Red Cross assisted 9 adults and 1 child with temporary shelter. Other families made their own arrangements.
Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires and fire related injuries in Prince George’s County. Citizens and residents should never leave the kitchen area with food cooking. “Out of Sight – Out of Mind” is certainly applicable in many of these cooking related fires.
|The front side of the building shows fire extension to the upper floors. (photo courtesy of Citizens Services Unit)|