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Monday, May 2, 2011

Bowie House Fire - Mabank Lane

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

Firefighters from the Bowie area battled a blaze in a 2-story, Cape Cod style home, this morning. At about 2:15 am, Monday, May 2, 2011, firefighters arrived at a home in the 3600 block of Mabank Lane and encountered heavy fire showing. The home occupants had evacuated safely prior to the Fire/EMS Department arrival. It required 25 firefighters about 30 minutes to extinguish the fire.

There were no civilian injuries, however, three firefighters sustained injuries and transported to area hospitals. All injured firefighters have since been treated and released.

The fire appears to have started in the area of the kitchen on the first floor and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Fire loss is estimated at $100,000. The 2 home occupants will be displaced and are making their own arrangements for housing.

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