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Saturday, January 1, 2011

House Fire with Civilian Fatality

At approximately 0530 am, Saturday, January 01, 2011, fire & EMS units were dispatched to a structure fire in the 2700 block of Fairlawn Street in Temple Hills, Maryland.

Upon their arrival, they discovered a working fire in a 2-story, brick-style, single-family dwelling.

Firefighters made an aggressive interior attack and during their primary searches located and removed an adult male occupant. EMS personnel quickly provided advanced life support care and transported the patient to an area hospital in critical condition. The patient has since succumbed to their injuries.

Investigators are on the scene however, the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Fire loss is estimated at $100,000.

There were 12 fire & EMS units with 32 firefighters and paramedics supporting this operation.

Very respectfully,
Acting Major Paul Cruz
301 883 7154
Mark E. Brady

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