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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Accokeek House Fire - 700 Block of Edelen Court

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

An Accokeek single family home sustained significant damage and a family is displaced after a fire on Monday afternoon. Shortly after 6:00 pm, Monday, April 11, 2011, firefighters were dispatched to a reported house fire in the 700 block of Edelen Court. Firefighters arrived to find a 2-story home with heavy fire in an attached garage. The fire appears to have originated in the homes attached garage.  The fire damaged three vehicles in or near the garage area before extending into the second floor and roof of the home. Firefighters were forced to evacuate due to untenable conditions inside the burning structure. The bulk of the fire was knocked down from the exterior and firefighters re-entered the structure to complete extinguishment.


No injuries were reported in this fire that caused an estimated $300,000 in fire loss. Fire Investigators continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

The family of two will be displaced and will make their own arrangements for alternate housing.
Firefighters arrived to find a 2-story home with heavy fire in an attached garage. The fire damaged three vehicles in or near the garage area before extending into the second floor and roof of the home. (Billy McNeel)

Firefighters were forced to evacuate due to untenable conditions inside the burning structure. The bulk of the fire was knocked down from the exterior and firefighters re-entered the structure to complete extinguishment. (Billy McNeel)

The fire damaged three vehicles in or near the garage area before extending into the second floor and roof of the home. (Billy McNeel)

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